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Vol. 2—No. 45 U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C. Saturday, July 22, 1944 Cruising Covey By ■ ■ ■ ^ ' David Y. Coverston, Ylc, USNR According to morale experts, and from the men themselves, it appears that the most enjoyable event of the day at sea or at ad vanced bases is when mail call is sounded. And, from the letters IVe ireceived from former mem bers of this station who are now in far distant places, I have gathered the fact that this is very true. Therefore, I suggest that you take time off for a few minutes a week and drop a note to some friend or former shipmate, they appreciate it no end, and besides, it gives you a good, insight into what’s cooking “over there.” Being ,a rather prolific letter writer, enjoying writing as well as receiving letters, I have kept in contact with many of our for- iner Pre-FTighters, and if you will permit, here are a few excerpts from some of their informative and enjoyable epistles. Ensign W. 0. Melvin, a former Chief Yeoman on the station, now on board an LCV, has been writ ing since he left a year ago, and what he hasn’t been through in his theatre of war isn’t much. Leav ing here, he boarded a DD, and ac cording to letters, he took part in several raids on enemy harbors, met our former Skipper, Capt. 0.0. Kessing, and also had a chat with Lt. Comdr. Tom Carruthers, our former 1st Lieutenant. Receiving his commission in March, he was sent to a west coast port to assist in commissioning his ship and for duty on board her when commis sioned. He has been to various gunnery schools, and is slated to be her gunnery officer, but says that he has some time to himself, which, he says, he uses in “Talking See COVEY, page U Rear Admiral Hardison Here To Inspect Pre-Flight Program Rear Admiral Hardison 39 Here For Survival Training Captain L. B. Olsen, USCG, and Comdr, Harry R. Horney, USN, were the featured speakers during the past week for the 39 from the Navy, Army and Marine Corps who are at present undergoing special instruction in the survival program here. Captain Olsen, who is in charge of the Air Sea Rescue Agency of the Coast Guard, discussed the methods and problems of rescue at sea. Comdr. Horney, a graduate of the Naval Academy, Class of 1927, discussed several different phases of survival. During the past week the group has received special classroom in struction, gone on individual hikes and been shown several special movies. Among the movies shown have been, “Land and Live in the Jungle, Land and Live in See SURVIVAL, page U Rear Admiral Osborne B. Hardison, USN, Chief of Naval Air Primary Training, came aboard Wednesday night with members of his staff to inspect this Pre-Flight School. Rear Admiral Hardison, a na tive of North Carolina, attended the University here in Chapel Hill before entering the Naval Acad emy in 1912. He was Command ing Officer of the USS Enterprise from October 1942 to April 7, 1943. He served aboard the USS Texas in the first World War, be came a Naval Aviator in 1923, and served aboard the carriers USS Lexington, USS Saratoga, USS Langley, and USS Ranger before becoming Commanding Of ficer of the USS Enterprise. In addition to the Navy Cross, Rear Admiral Hardison holds the Legion of Merit, Victory Medal, Grand Fleet Clasp, the American Defense Service Medal, Fleet Clasp, the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal, and the ribbon of the Presidential Unit Citation —USS Enterprise. The Admiral and his party spent Thursday morning on the base, and left by plane around noon. Games Cancelled The baseball games sched uled between the Cloudbusters and the Naval Air and Train^ ing Stations from Norfolk have been cancelled. They will not be played at a later date. At this writing only one more contest remains on the Pre- Flight schedule, that being against Camp Davis there on August 1. There is a chance, however, that this game will be played next week. Pre-Flight Band Opens Concert Series Tomorrow The Navy Pre-Flight band will open its summer concert season tomorrow afternoon with a well- selected musicial program in the outdoor Forest Theatre opposite Navy Hall. The concert, under the direction of Chief Musician C. S. Seeley, will begin at 1630 and end at 1730. The Sunday afternoon concerts will be held each week through September at the same time and place. Everybody is invited to at tend. Tomorrow’s concert will in clude: 1. March—Conqueror, by G. Teike. 2. Overture—Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna, by F. V. Suppe. 3. March — His Honor, by Henry Fillmore, 4. Intermezzi—In a Monastery Garden (with Glee Club), by Al bert Ketelby, and Hungarian Dances (No. Five and Six), by Brahms. 5. Glee Club—Finlandia, by Sibelius, and Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, arranged by Louis Fin ley. 6. March—Lights Out, by E. E. McCoy. 7. On the Road to Mandalay, by Oley Speaks. 8. Overture—Luspiel, by Kela- Bela. In event of rain, the concert will be postponed until next Sunday. Movie Schedule Sat., July 22—Free movie at Village Theatre, “Standing Room Only” with Paulette Goddard and Fred MacMurray. Feature starts at 1920 and 2052. Sun., July 23—Free movie at Village Theatre, “Girl Crazy” with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Feature starts at 1320 and 1510.