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Saturday, August 14, 1943
'V" formtion Will Place Allies in Bowl Game
Vol. 1—No. 47 Sat., August 14, 1943
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Editor: Lt. (jg) Leonard Eiserer, USNR
Associate Editor: Orville Campbell, Y2c
By George J. Grewenow
Chaplain Corps, USNR
From time to time this column prints “The
Navy Prayer” and “The Navy Hymn” in
answer to requests by Cadets who wish to
place them in their Testament or Prayer Book.
THE NAVY PRAYER
0 eternal Lord God, who alone spreadest
out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the
sea: Vouchsafe to take into Thy almighty and
most gracious protection our country’s Navy,
and all who serve therein. Preserve them
from the dangers of the sea, and from the vio
lence of the enemy; that they may be a safe
guard unto the United States of America, and
a security for such as pass on the seas upon
their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants
of our land may in peace and quietness serve
Thee, our God, to the glory of Thy Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE NAVY HYMN
Eternal Father, strong to save;
Whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep.
Its own appointed limits keep,
0 hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.
Lord, guard and guide the men who fly
Through the great spaces of the sky.
Be with them traversing the air.
In dark’ning storms and sunlight fair—
0 hear us when we lift our prayer
For those in peril in the air. Amen.
(Reprinted below is part of a column writ
ten by Lt. (jg) John L. Fenlon, USNR, who
was head football coach at the University of
Richmond before being commissioned in the
Navy. As you will note, Lt. Fenlon has
changed his tune from the “T” formation to
the “V” formation.)
Whereas, a year ago football and the “T”
formation kept me awake nights and added a
few gray hairs as I tried to figure out ways
to win football games, this year my thoughts
are far from football and my primary inter
est is a game being played by the allied Na
tions in which they use the “V” formation.
As the season started our Allied Coaches,
players and Alumni were extremely over con
fident and we lost our opening game at Pearl
Harbor, but it probably was the best thing
in the long run as everyone then really got
down to work. We have a terrible schedule, so
many games away from home, for instance,
that second game on Guadalcanal, it was a
long trip, our men were tired, but what a
bunch of fighters—^with those Marines leading
the interference we had to win and we did too.
The “V” formation wasn’t perfect then but I
think the Alumni back home were pleased,
they could see the possibilities. At least every
one started to do more for the team.
We did a lot of scrimmaging after that
game and concentrated on developing our
aerial game. We’re going to have the greatest
aerial game in the world.
Our third game was a long trip too,—North
Africa—first time we’d ever played there. It
amused me how the Axis coaches were so over
confident, but I guess they had reason to be be
cause they ran all over the field and came right
down to the goal line, then our coaches put in
that hard-charging English guard named
Montgomery. He not only stopped them but
spearheaded a drive that swept the length of
the field. You remember, the Allies won that
game and it was the first game for a lot of
these American kids and they looked shaky at
first but they came back strong—you can’t
beat that ole’ American fight. You know, to
ward the end of that game, most of the other
team quit cold, some of them even came over
to our bench, and the others knew they had
taken a real licking. Boy, did the Alumni like
that! You know how they are,—started talk
ing about a Bowl game.
The Allies have some smart coaches, they
warned about the tough games ahead—they
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