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Friday, June 29, 1945
Vol. 3—No. 41 Friday, June 29, 1945
The Cloudbuster is published weekly under supervision of
rhe Public Information Office, U. S. Navy Pre-FHght School,
Chapel Hill, N. C., a unit of the Naval Air Primary Train
ing Command. It is published with nonappropriated Welfare
Funds at no cost to the government, and in compliance with
Secretary of the Navy directive 45-526 dated 28 May 1945.
It is printed commercially at Durham, N. C.
The Cloudbuster receives Camp Newspaper Service ma
terial. Republication of credited matter prohibited without
permission of CNS, War Department, 205 E. 42nd St.,
N. Y. C.
CoMDR. James P. Raugh, USNR
Lieut. Comdr. Norman Loader, USNR
Lieut. Leonard Eiserer, USNR
Public Information Officer
Lieut, (jg) Edwin W. Polk, USNR
R. D. Jackson, PhoMIc Harold Hanson, Sp(P)2c
The Lighter Side...
Mother (putting Junior to bed): “Shhh—
the sandman is coming.”
Junior; “Fifty cents and I won’t tell
A chaplain reported to his commanding
officer: “I think we have the morale of
men too high, sir. They want to know if
it’s true that some day they might have
to return to civilian life.”
“How did you get so completely intoxi
cated?” asked the SP.
“I got in bad company. You see, there
were four of us. I had a bottle of whiskey
and the other three didn’t drink!”
He * 35s
As a rule, women diet to retain their
girlish figures or their boyish husbands.
Satan: “What are you launghing at?”
Junior Devil: “I just locked a woman in
a room with 1,000 hats and no mirror.”
* * *
Said one stork to the other: “Is my face
red; how was I to know they weren’t mar
* * *
He was the frail Sinatra type. She was
sweet and respective, but realistic.
“When I crush you in my arms like
this,” he whispered, “what are you think
Without hesitation she replied: “The
* ^ ^
“I need a holiday,” said the pretty cash
ier. “I’m not looking my best these days.”
“Nonsense,” said the manager.
“It isn’t nonsense; the sailors are begin
ning to count their change before they
Within five years we should see the heli
copter in civilian use for moderate dis
tances, Igor Sikorsky predicted recently,
speaking a the University of Pittsburgh.
“But don’t expect too much, too soon,” he
“The helicopter,” said Sikorsky, “is not
intended to replace either the conventional
airplane nor the auto, but as a supplement
for both. It may not ever be for every back
yard. It is the ideal transportation between
airline terminals and downtown city areas.”
PBMs Can Take It
The ability of flying boats to “take it” in
heavy seas was demonstrated recently when
a group of Martin PBM twin-engined Ma
riners rode out 35-foot waves and bucked
100-mile-an-hour winds for 20 hours in a
tropical storm at their South Pacific moor
ing, Wright Aeronautical Corp. relates.
During the storm the Wright Cyclone en
gines were kept running despite pailfuls of
corrosive salt water sucked in through car
buretors with each big wave. Wright engi
neers said the planes and crews came
through without a scratch.
Patton’s “Ace in Hole”
L. Gen. George Patton, on his return to
the United States, disclosed recently that
the Third Army had one “ace in the hole”
which didn’t have to be used in the Rhine
crossing. He had planned to use 250 Piper
Cub liaison light planes to transport 250 in
fantrymen an hour across the Rhine near
Oppenheim. “We didn’t have to do it, but I
wish we had; it would have been quite an
operation,” he said.
The Secretary of the Treasury has an
nounced that World War 3% Adjusted
Service Bonds of 1945 have matured on
June 15 when the face amount of the bonds
and interest for the full period became pay
able. The amount due on each bond is
$63,50, which includes $50 principal and
$13.50 interest. No further interest will
Veterans owning Adjusted Service Bonds
are urged to continue their investment and
exchange them for current War Bonds. Ad
justed Service Bonds should be presented
for payment immediately to assure unin
terrupted continuance of interest by rein
vesting in War Bonds—the world’s best
The Wolf by Sansone
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Facing gigantic mail problems, the Navy
is putting into effect regulations restricting
the mailing of newspapers and magazines
to Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard person
nel overseas. Beginning on July 1, post of
fices will accept only publications that are
requested in writing by the addressee.
The new plan will release approximately
1,500 men from the distribution and direc
tory service of second class mail to process
letter mail which has increased 108^ in
the past year. Figures from the Fleet Post
Office, San Francisco, reveal that total mail
has risen from 49,719,867 pieces in May;
1944, to 100,129,789 pieces in May of this
year. Postal officers expect this quantity to
rise still further.
Aware that magazines and newspapers
are essential for the morale of men in for
ward areas, the Navy will offset the curtail
ment of individual subscriptions by a bull^
shipment plan which for the first time will
enable ship stores to stock a wide variety of
Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard person
nel overseas still may receive parcels with
out request at any time of the year. The
Navy Department suggests that parcels in
tended as Christmas gifts be mailed not
later than October 15 so as to insure som^
degree of probability of delivery prior to
Christmas Day. The restrictions as to size
and weight (15 inches in length and 36
inches in length and girth combined, and
not^ exceeding 5 lbs. in weight) and not
more than one parcel per week, applicable
to parcels for overseas Army personnel;
also apply to parcels for Naval personnel-
“How hard do I have to hit it to knocK
it into the water?” asked the nervous may'
or’s wife at her first ship launching.
by Milton Caniff, creator of "Terry and the Pirates"
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