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Vol. 3—No. 41 U. S. NAVY PRE-FLIGHT SCHOOL, CHAPEL HILL, N. C. Friday, June 29, 1945 Lt.Cmdr.Ingwersen Leaves Station for DutyinNATTC Lt. Comdr. Burton A. Ingwer- sen, athletic director here for the past two years, has been de tached for duty with a unit of the Naval Air Technical Training Command, Chicago, 111. His suc cessor as director of athletics has not yet arrived. Prior to entering the Naval Aviation phys ical and mili tary training program in February,1943, Lt. Comdr. Ing- wersen had served for eight years as line coach of football at Northwestern University. He has been connected with athletics since college days at the University of Illinois, where he lettered in football, basket ball and baseball before being graduated in 1920. In 1924 he Was named head football coach at the University of Iowa, be coming one of the youngest ftientors in the game. After Coaching Iowa football teams for eight years, he went to Louisiana State University where he was line coach from 1932 until gomg to Northwestern in 1935. Pre-Flight Crew Club To Open Saturday Eve The grand opening of the Cruise Club, social activity for the ship’s companies of the Pre- J’light School and University Naval Units, will occur on Satur day evening, June 30th at the American Legion Hut on E. Rose- tnary Street. At 1900, the doors will be opened and a chicken buffet din gier will be served to members 9nd guests at 1930. Dancing will begin at 2030, music furnished by the Cloudbuster Swing Band. Members of the crew have Spent a great deal of time and effort on getting the club into shape for use, and are looking forward to a successful summer Season. The planning and work of putting the club into opera tion have been under the super vision of the club president, C. B. Lillis, CY; vice-pres., W. F. Plow- fteld, CPhM; and Secy-Treas., t). A. Ebel, CCS. — / 3j \ "You'll see some REAL fireworks when your mother finds that I forgot to buy her an Independence Day war bond!" It Pays To Know How To Swim; That’s What Former Cadet Learns in Pacific How swimming ability saved the life of Lt. (jg) Robert H. Cron, 12th Battalion cadet here from Worcester, Mass., is told in a Navy Dept, release on Com posite Squadron 85 which has re turned to the United States for leave and reassignment after seven months of Pacific combat. Shot down behind the Japanese lines on Okinawa in April, Lt. (jg) Cron managed to land his Avenger torpedo bomber in a cleared area and to abandon the plane seconds before its bombs exploded. The pilot and his radioman were discovered by Japanese ground forces and chased into the sea by rifie fire. The two swam through the surf with bullets splashing around them. They reached a reef out of rifle range and later were picked up by two Navy seaplanes. During seven months of di versified duties, which included everything from convoying and anti-submarine patrol to ground support missions and aerial bat tles, Squadron 85, based aboard an escort carrier of the Casa blanca class, sank 46 ships, dam aged 40 more, destroyed 77 buildings, and blew up ammuni tion dumps, trucks, tanks and gun emplacements. The squad ron expended more than 500 bombs and 3,000 rockets in its actions. Legion of Merit for Rear Admiral Sallada Rear Admiral Harold B. Sal lada, U.S.N., 50, Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy De partment, had been awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct as comman der support aircraft of the Joint Expeditionary force in opera tions in the Marshall Islands in early 1944. _ High Cost of Living “I mean weekly, just like I said,” insisted a $46 a week Vir ginia munitions worker when it was suggested that he must have meant a bond deduction of $43 a month rather than a week. “I live up the. creek with pappy §0 I don’t have to pay rent,” he explained. “I ride to work with my brother-in-law and I don’t have to pay him. I grow a few tobacco plants for my chewin’ and I bring my own lunch in a paper sack. “Tarnation,” he concluded, “never could spend mor’n $3 a week. Why should I begin now?” $41,000 in War Bonds Sold as 4th Week Ends As the Extra Cash War Bond Sale on this station finishes its fourth week and prepares to roll to a end on July 7th, the total amount of bonds purchased has continued to rise encouragingly. Lieut. John C. Worth, local war bond officer states, “Our to tal cash sales at the present time come to approximately $41,000. We would like to hit at least $55,000 before the drive closes.” With a portion of the station’s personnel still unsubscribed, it is expected that this goal will cer tainly be reached. Shades of 1776, or The First War Loan The War Bond expert, who is at home with statistics involving billions of dollars of 1945 money, would be mildly shocked to sur vey the methods whereby the men of 1776 raised their money to equip the Army of Independ ence. Money was almost as scarce then as a T-bone steak today, and the young States had their own coin values, to confuse the issue still further. 'Among the methods used to raise the necessary funds were the following: Issuance of paper money; so licitation of loans at home and abroad, chiefly from France and Holland; a system of “specifics” whereby the States were asked to furnish flolir, meat, or other staples for the Army; State tax ation; lotteries, and the pledg ing of personal credit by indi viduals to guarantee payment of supplies bought for the troops. Raising money then was a tough proposition, according to the historians, but chiefly be cause there wasn’t much of it in circulation. Today’s War of Independence is financed much more simply War Bonds, backed by the credit of the United States Government and providing 2.9 percent inter est, are the answer of 1945 citi zens. Navy’s “extra” War Bond campaign from 22 June through power to that Nation-wide response. —Buy More War Bonds

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