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Cloudbuster. online resource (None) 1942-1945, May 13, 1944, Image 1

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‘i - Vol. 2—No. 35 U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C. Saturday, May 13, 1944 New Setup Started in Sports Competition Rickenbacker ' Stresses Value Of Teamwork “The chance to build yourselves ^ physically is going to stand you in wonderful stead in the job you have ahead of you,” Captain Ed die Rickenbacker told 1,600 cadets here Tuesday afternoon. I Speaking at Fetzer Field before I a crowd estimated at 5,000, the i tioted flier directed most of his talk to the future aviators and ^rged them, “to take advantage of the many opportunities offered them in their training program.” “You can’t be successful in com bat unless you are physically fit,” Captain Rickenbacker stated. “I’ve teen on every fighting front in the V^orld and observed the outstand- ^J^g qualifications of the American pilot. All are benefitting from the heritage which goes with Ameri can citizenship. They are ready to meet the enemy.” Captain Rickenbacker remind ed the cadets of the value of their Extensive training program, and Pointed out that “teamwork will See RICKENBACKER, page 3 27 Officers Are Promoted By AlNav 86 Twenty-seven Pre-Flight of ficers were promoted by AlNav No. 86 of 1944, ten of them to the rank of senior lieutenant and seventeen to the rank of lieuten ant (junior grade). The new senior lieutenants are Lieut. Edward A. Cameron, USNR, instructor, navigation; Lieut. Robert A. Halla, USNR, instructor, aerology; Lieut. Lynn C. Holder, USNR, platoon officer; Lieut. Creed F. Huff, Jr., USNR, instructor, navigation; Lieut. Kenneth G. Laird, USNE, assist ant coach, boxing; Lieut. John H. Laub, USNR, assistant coach, swimming; Lieut. Lloyd H. Lux, USNR, special detail officer in military department; Lieut. Vic- See PROMOTIONS, page 3 Officers’ Picnic Planned for Hogan’s Lake This Afternoon All officers are urged to bring their families to the Officers’ Pic nic planned for 1600 today at Hogan’s Lake, located five and a half miles northwest of Chapel Hill. A nominal charge of $1.00 per officer covers all expenses for his family. Fried chicken will be served for the evening meal at ap proximately 1800, and refresh ments will be on hand throughout the day. Dress will be informal—sport clothes, slacks, etc. Signs will be posted along the road to Hogan’s Lake to guide those unfamiliar with the location of the picnic site. In event of rain the picnic will be held over until tomorrow. Former Cadet Here Returns for Visit Here last week-end for a short visit was Second Lieutenant Jim mie Doole, USMC, a member of the 27th Bat talion. Lieutenant Doole received his wings a- bout two weeks ago at Pensa cola, Florida, and at present is stationed at the Naval Air Station, Edenton, N. C. While here. Lieutenant Doole was one of the mainstays of the Cloudbuster mound staff, and prior to becoming a V-5 cadet he at tended Dartmouth where he was a member of the varsity baseball team. “It’s great to be back,” Lieut. Doole remarked to one of the of ficers, “and I can honestly say that ruy training here has proved in valuable.” Second Lieutenant Bill Nelson, USMC, accompanied Lieut. Doole here. The former attended the Iowa Pre-Flight School. Lost and Found Lost articles found on this sta tion should be turned in to the Military Office in Alexander Hall. A description of lost articles turned in during the week will hereafter be printed in the Cloud buster to facilitate return to the owner. Unclaimed articles even tually are placed in the Lucky Bag at the Cadet Store. 47th Battalion Dance The Senior Battalion Dance for members of the 47th Battalion will be held in the Pine Room of Lenoir Hall next Saturday from 2100 to 2400. Battalions Will Compete Against One Another Stressing the idea of teamwork and the strong helping the weak, a new battalion setup, which will l eplace the present plan of squad ron competition in the Sports Pro gram, has just been started at this station. Competition in the future will extend over a 14-day period to be climaxed by a Sports Carnival which will be held on Fetzer Field. Cadets will be judged in aca demics, military, class athletics, sports program, and should a Regi mental Review be held over the period special points will be credited to the best battalion. On Wednesday, May 24, in connection with the celebration of the second anniversary of this station, the first Sports Carnival will be held starting at 1900. Com petition in swimming in the out door pool, soccer, boxing, wrestling and track will be held simultane ously between the two outstanding teams in each of these sports. Cadets not participating, officers, enlisted personnel, university stu dents and townspeople are invited to be present as spectators, and the U. S. Navy Pre-Flight band will be on hand to furnish music for the gala occasion. The battalions scheduled to com pete are the 47th, 48th, 49th, 50th, and 51st. All competition will be conducted on a team basis, and all scheduling will be made on a tour nament plan with the following I'egulations: (a) The junior battalion will al ways draw a bye during the first round. (b) All other battalions in the first round will be scheduled ac- See SPORTS PROGRAM, page 3 Lieut. Doole

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