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Vol. 2—No. 49
U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Saturday, August 19, 1944
THE FOUR COACHES pictured above will guide the Cloudbusters on the gridiron this fall. Reading
left to right: Lt. (jg) Glenn Presnell, former head coach at the University of Nebraska, will be
varsity backfield coach; Lieut. John Roning, who starred in football at the University of Minnesota,
will coach the ends; Lieut. Paul Bryant, an ex-Alabama star and former line coach at Vanderbilt, will
have charge of the line; and Lieut. Comdr. Glenn Killinger, a member of Walter Camp’s 1921 All-Amer
ican team, will serve as head mentor. See story on back page.
Football Prospects Good as Drills Start
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To Be Held Today
At Hogan’s Lake
Pre-Flight School officers, mem
bers of the Officers Mess, and their
families will picnic this afternoon
at Hogan’s Lake starting at 1630.
Hogan’s Lake is located five and
a half miles northwest of Chapel
Hill. Signs will be posted along
the way to guide those unfamiliar
with the road to the picnic site.
The picnic fee is $1.00 for each
adult, and 50c for each child more
than six years old.
Fried chicken will be served for
the evening meal at approximately
1830, and refreshments will be on
hand throughout the affair. Games
to be played include horseshoes,
table tennis, and soft ball.
^ Otto Graham,
Fifty-five football candidates,
including two of the finest backs in
the nation last year, are working
out daily on Emerson Field as the
Cloudbusters make ready for their
opening game of the season
against the Cherry Point Marines
here on Sept. 24th.
Heading the list of prospective
candidates are Otto Graham, the
famous All-American football and
basketball star at Northwestern
last year, and Stan Koslowski,
who played at Holy Cross in 1943
and who was the leading scorer
in the East.
There are other stars around,
especially in the backfield depart-
See FOOTBALL, page U
Tomorrow at 1630
The Navy Pre-Flight School
band will give its fifth concert of
the season tomorrow in the out
door Forest Theatre starting at
On the program are Verdi’s
March Trium'phant from Aida;
the Norma overture by Bellini;
Chambers’ The Old Church Organ
and Chauncey Olcott’s Mother
Machree; Cosmopolite by Holmes;
Lestudiantina waltz; Meacham’s
American Patrol; and Sousa’s El
The band’s glee club will add
variety with Go Down, Moses and
Forty points behind the 57th
Battalion when the Sports Pro
gram competition got underway on
Wednesday night, the 53rd Bat
talion scored a total of 117 points
to win the regimental competition
for the past two weeks.
Of the five battalions in com
petition, the 53rd had four teams
in the finals and they won three of
them. In wrestling they defeated
the 55th, 37 to 24; in boxing they
won over the 56th, 9 to 8, and in
swimming they bettered the 56th,
59 to 20. Only in soccer were they
defeated, and it took the 55th one
overtime period to win, 3 to 2.
In the other sport—track—the
54th won over the 55th, 52 to 35.
Other than competition in the
Sports Program, the 57th, la.test
addition to regimental competi
tion, set the pace. They were tops
in military with first place and 75
points, and also led the way in
academics in the same manner. In
class athletics they were third,
registering 25 points, and giving
them a 25 point advantage over
the 56th which entered the sports
competition with 150 points. The
53rd registered 135 points in mili
tary, academics and class athletics,
the 55th 45, and 54th none.
An outdoor all-station dance
for the regiment of cadets, offi
cers, and crew will be held on
the basketball courts in back of
Navy Hall next Saturday from
2100 to 2400. Music will be fur
nished by the Pre-Flight School
band, and refreshments will be
As dates for the cadets, coeds
attending the summer session
at the University have been in
vited to attend.