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Saturday, June 12, 1943
Vol. 1—No. 88 Sat., June 12, 1943
Published weekly at the U. «S. Navy Pre-^
Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C., under suveT-
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. P. 0. Brewer, USNR
Public Relations Officer
Editor: Lt. (jg) Leonard Eiserer, USNR
Associate Editor: Orville Campbell, Y3c
By Lieut. Eric H. Arendt
Chaplain Corps, USN
Flag Day, June 14, 1943, has been proclaim
ed by the President as an occasion for honor
ing all the flags of all the United Nations.
In keeping with the special significance of
Flag Day next Monday, it is fitting to reprint
here “A Prayer for the United Nations” writ
ten by the late Stephen Vincent Benet.
God of the free, we pledge our hearts and
our lives today to the cause of all free man
Grant us victory over the tyrants who would
enslave all free men and nations. Grant us
faith and understanding to cherish all those
who fight for freedom as if they were our
brothers. Grant us brotherhood in hope and
union, not only for the space of this bitter
war, but for the days to come which shall and
must unite all the children of the earth.
Our earth is but a small star in the great
universe. Yet of it we can mxike, if we choose,
a planet unvexed by war, untroubled by hun
ger or fear, undivided by senseless distinctions
of race, color, or theory. Grant us the courage
and foreseeing to begin this task today that
our children and our children's children may
be proud of the name of mxin.
Yet most of all grant us brotherhood, not
only for this day but for all our years—a
brotherhood not of words hut of acts and deeds.
We are all of us children of earth—grant us
that simple knowledge. If our brothers are
oppressed, then we are oppressed. If they
hunger, we hunger. If their freedom is taken
away our freedom is not secure. Grant us a
common faith that man shall know bread and
peace—that he shall know justice and right
eousness, freedom and security, an eqvxil op
portunity and an eqwal chance to do his best,
not only in our own lands, but throughout the
world. And in that faith let us march toward
the clean world our hands can make. Amen.
— 'duster Bits—
“Now, you pronounce mine!” Naval Avia
tion Cadet Herach Hovagim Der Hovsepian,
formerly of West Medford, Mass., asked Cadet
Leo Francis Kayarian, formerly of Abington,
Mass., when the two met on the drill field re
Both boys are of Armenian extraction. Der
Hovsepian sang with Dick Jurgens orchestra
in Boston, and was also a church soloist. He
played percussion instruments in the high
school band, and was auditioned by Richard
Kayarian was quite an athlete having won
honors in track at Abington and two first
place cups at the Armenian Youth Federation
Olympics at New Briton, Conn. and Provid
ence, R. I. Besides being fast on his feet,
Kayarian can also shuffle them. He was un
decided between a career as a professional
dancer or a priest before entering Naval
From studying ancient history to making
modern history is the change the war has
brought to Naval Aviation Cadet Melvin Pol
lard, of 23 11, formerly of Dorchester, Mass.
Cadet Pollard, a graduate of Harvard in 1941,
has as his major hobby “archaeology.”
!J: * *
Disregarding the long-time rivalry of the
two schools Cadet Philip Holt Lowry, 23, L-1,
formerly of Greehwich, Conn., calmly admits
being an alumnus of both Princeton and Yale.
He received his A.B. in 1939 and his M.A. in
1942. His hobbies are flying and mountain
climbing. He comes of a fighting family. His
uncle, Capt. G. M. Lowry, USNR, is in Opera
tions, and his father and four uncles fought
in World War I.
book reviews ...
The Ship by C. S. Forester.
For those who would learn what a naval
battle of today is like, the book of the year is
C. S. Forester’s The Ship, an account of a
naval action fought in the Mediterranean be
tween half the Italian Navy and British light
cruisers and destroyers guarding a vital Malta
convoy. In particular, it is the story of H. M.
S. Artemis, “an eggshell armed with sledge
hammers,” and the men of blood and guts who
man her. Forester is no reporter, but an ar
tist with a thorough knowledge of the tactics
and strategy of modern naval warfare, the
mechanics of modern fighting ships, and the
behavior of fighting men. For an evening of
instructive, exciting reading. The Ship is hard
to match. —AHV
Male Call Fever Communicated By Contact
by Milton Caniff, creator of “Terry and the Pirates”
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