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Vol. 3—No. 50 »• S. NAVY PRE-FLIGHT SCHOOL, CHAPEL HILL, N. C. Friday, September 7, 1945 NEW ACADEMIC HEAD—Lt. Comdr. Clinton C. Couhig, left, has been designated to succeed Lt. Comdr. Robert H. Bruce, right, as head of the Academic Department. Lt. Comdr. Couhig Heads Academic Department Here Lt. Comdr. Clinton C. Couhig, of Lackawanna, N. Y., who has ' been serving as assistant to the ; head of the Academic Depart ment since last June, has been named to succeed Lt. Comdr. Robert H. Bruce, Laramie, Wyo., as head of the department. The latter is due to be released from the Navy and returned to ci- ; vilian status in the near future. I Lt. Comdr. Couhig, who I served in the Academic Depart ment here for six months in i 1942, was on combat duty as I navigator and operations officer I with Patrol Bombing Squadron 54 (Black Cats) from Feb., 1944, to March, 1945. He holds service ribbons for the American The atre, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre (with two combat stars), and Philippine Liberation (with two combat stars). At the time of entering the Navy in 1942, he was assistant principal of the Lackawanna High School. He is a graduate of Canisius College, Buffalo, N. Y. Lt. Comdr. Bruce has served in the Academic Department here since May, 1942, and has headed the department since a year ago last April. A graduate of Ohio State Uni versity, Lt. Comdr. Bruce was chairman of the department of psychology and philosophy at the University of Wyoming from 1933 to the time of entering the service in 1942. Civil Service Workers Go On 40-Hour Week All Civil Service employees of this Pre-Flight School will be placed on a 40-hour administra tive work week to be accom plished in five 8-hour days be ginning Sept. 9, Lt. Harry W. Lawson, personnel officer, has announced. Employees may be furloughed without pay one or more of the five days of the basic work week for time equivalent to the number of hours of service needed on days outside the five- day week. Such action, how ever, must be approved in ad vance by the personnel officer. No employee will be author ized to work more than eight hours per day except in cases of emergency with previous ap proval by the personnel officer, it was stated. Surplus Items Are Available to Vets By Ship’s Editorial Association Veterans can now purchase up to $2,500 of government surplus properties for their business or farm through the Smaller War Plants Corp., the Surplus Prop erty Board has ruled. Surplus items released by the armed forces and federal agencies will be sold to discharged servicemen at cost, less depreciation. To be eligible no commercial enterprise can be capitalized in excess of $50,000, of which the veteran must own one-half in terest. Purchased items may not be used for personal purposes or for resale. More than a million service men have indicated a desire to set up their own business. The $2,500 limitation was set to pro vide an equitable distribution of surplus properties available. The SWPC has established 110 field offices to handle appli cations. Happy Holidays! A return to pre-war observ ance of national holidays by all hands of the Navy was in dicated by AlNav issued Aug. 24. First of the holidays was Labor Day, last Monday. The other seven non-work days will be Nov. 11, the fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving), Christmas Day, Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, and July 4. 72nd Batt Wins Regimental Title With 282 Points Coming through with 107 points in the Sports Program finals last week, the 72nd Bat talion of Lt. G. A. Bankston compiled an overall total of 282 points to win honors for the 31st period of regimental competi tion. Only a third place in Aca demics prevented the 72nd from making a grand sweep in all phases of competition, since it was tops in Military and Class Athletics, in addition to the Sports Program. Lt. W. R. Holmer’s 69th was the runner-up with an aggre gate of 205 points, including sec ond places in Military, Class Athletics and the Spoi'ts Pro gram. A summary of point-making in the regimental competition follows: 69th 70th 72nd 73rd Military 50 25 75 10 Academics 10 50 25 75 Class Athletics 50 25 75 10 Sports Program 95 94 107 84 Totals 205 194 282 179 Picnic For WEAVES At Hogan’s Lake A picnic for the WAVES of this station is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Hogan’s Lake starting at 1700. Refreshments and a chicken dinner will be served. Cadets Ponder Release Option Until Sept. 14 To be or not to be a civilian soon is the weighty question pondered by the regiment dur ing the week past, and still to be answered by many cadets in the week ahead. Deadline for decision is next Friday. As announced by the Navy Department late last week, those cadets who declare their intention to withdraw by Sept. 14 will be sent to separation centers and mustered out with enlisted personnel. While opportunity is being given now for voluntary with drawals from the naval aviation program, the Navy will continue to make flight training available to 17 and 18 year old high school graduates, or students now in their last semester at high school, in order to guaran tee a continuous flow of new pilots into the fleet. Applicants must be unmarried and agree to remain single until they are commissioned. They will be given, the Navy Depart ment stated, three to four se mesters of college training be fore entering flight schools. The option of returning to full civilian status is being offered a large number of aviation ca dets, it was explained, to avoid (Continued on Page 4) “After I dry the dishes I’ll have enough POINTS to come out and play.”

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