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Vol. 2—No. 39
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, June 10, 1944
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Cloudbusters Win Ration League
The Runner IVas Safe But Did Not Score
THIRD BASEMAN McDonald arrived safe at first to start the fifth
inning when he beat Wimbrow’s throw to Bob Houghton, Duke pitcher.
The Cloudbusters, however, failed to do any damage as Houghton
proceeded to gtrikeout Pearson and Siegneur and force Coccitti to
fly out to short. The Pre-Flighters won the game, 1 to 0.
Promoted June 1
By Alffav 99
AlNav 99, effective June 1,1944,
brought promotions to four lieu
tenants (junior grade) and one
ensign, all of whom have been serv
ing in those ranks prior to April
The four Pre-Flight officers pro
moted to the rank of senior lieu
tenant are navigation training of
ficers: Francis B. Evans, Louis
B, Jensen, Lonnie Langston, and
Ross W. Matheson.
The ensign promoted to lieuten
ant (jg) is Nancy M.' M. Winn,
(SC)W-V(S), assistant disburs
Lieut, (jg) Donald L. Elser,
USNR, assistant coach, track, and
Lieut, (jg) Morris A. Deutsch,
USNR, assistant coach, soccer,
were detached during the past
week and will report to COMAIR-
LANT, Norfolk, Va. for duty.
Alfred A. Powell, Y3c, and
Theodore E. Weatherman, Sk3c,
USN, arrived during the past
week from NAPTCRO, Kansas
City, Mo., for duty at this station.
Planned for June 17
An outdoor dance for all per
sonnel of the Pre-Flight School
will be held on the outdoor basket
ball courts in back of Navy Hall
next Saturday from 2100 to 2400.
Music for the all-station dance
will be furnished by the Pre-Flight
orchestra, and free refreshments
will be served.
Sat., June 10—Free movie at
Village Theatre, “Wintertime”
with Sonja Henie and Jack Oakie.
Feature starts at 1938 and 2110.
Complete show one hour, 30 min
Sun., June 11—Free movie at
Village Theatre, “Ladies Coura
geous” with Loretta Young and
Geraldine Fitzgerald. Feature
starts at 1327 and 1507. Complete
show one hour, 40 minutes.
Scores Bill Hoos
To Beat Duke
Paul Gaulin’s single into left
field with one down in the last of
the 15th inning gave the Cloud
busters the Ration League title
and a 1 to 0 victory over Duke
University here Wednesday after
noon before 1,000 fans.
Until the Pre-Flighters pushed
across their winning marker. Bob
Houghton of Duke, and Ed Sieg
neur and Ed O’Neill of Pre-Flight
had hooked up in a pitchers’ duel
second to none seen on Emerson
Monday night at 1900 in the Pine
Room of Lenoir Hall the newly
crowned Ration League champions
will be feted with a banquet by
the Cloudbuster Athletic Associa
Field in years. All three pitchers
received excellent support afield
as both teams came up with spec
tacular plays, especially when the
chips were down.
Catcher Bill Hoos, who had re
placed Coccitti in the ninth, start
ed the locals to victory when he
led off with a single to start the
15th. Pitcher O’Neill followed
and layed down a perfect bunt to
advance him to second. Then Gau-
lin, with the count two and two,
singled to left to break up the ball
It was a tough contest for
Houghton to lose. In his last start
against the Cloudbusters he pitch
ed nine scoreless innings, and un
til Gaulin’s game-winning blow the
streak of goose eggs had continued
During the early part of the
game Duke missed several scoring
opportunities. In the first inning,
See BASEBALL, page 3