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Page Two CLOUDBUSTER Friday, September 7, 1945 CLOUDBUSTER Vol. 3—No. 50 Friday, September 7, 1945 The Cloudbuster is published weekly under supervision of the Public Information Office, U. S. Navy Pre-Flight 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 direaive 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. The Cloudbuster is a member of SEA (Ship’s Editorial Association). Republication of credited material prohibited without permission of SEA. CoMDR. James P. Raugh, USNR Commanding Officer Lieut. Comdr. Norman Loader, USNR Executive Officer Lieut. Leonard Eiserer, USNR Public Information Officer Lieut, (jg) Edwin W. Polk, USNR Editor Harold Hanson, Sp(P)2c Photographer The Lighter Side... Pvt; “Do I gotta eat this egg, Sarge?” Sarge: “Yer doggone right.” Pvt: “The beak, too?” /it * * Hortense says her new boy friend is tall, dark and hands. And then there’s the one about the bash ful girl who worked all her crossword puz zles vertically so she wouldn’t have to come across. * * ♦ Rastus: “We catched one of the boys wid loaded dice.” Sambo: “You should have ostracized him.” Rastus: “Dat’s what I wanted to do, but I didn’t hab my razor wid me!” ^ 4: Mrs. Jones: “Now Junior, eat your din ner like a sailor.” Junior: “Okay, pass the 4(ffl& chow.” si! * * A farmer, noticing the hired man with a lantern, asked where he was going. “Courtin’ ” “Courtin?—with a lantern? I never took one when I was courtin! “Yeah . . . and look what you got!” * * If: It’s remarkable what some girls can get by with and still keep their amateur stand ing. * * * “Why do they always make us undress when we go on sick call?” “Beats me” said a naked bystander. “I just came in to check the fire extinguish ers.” Naval Aviation Progress Described by Mr. Gates The true measure of Naval Aviation is not what it has but what it does, Under Sec retary of the Navy Artemus L. Gates de clared on the 32nd anniversary of Naval Aviation last week. “In its first combat action,” he stated, “Naval aviation served one and only one purpose—reconnaissance. That was in April, 1914, at Vera Cruz when Lt. (now Vice Admiral) Bellinger made scouting flights over the trenches for 43 consecutive days. Incidentally on one of these flights his plane was hit by rifle bullets and he thereby became the first Naval aviator to fly against enemy fire. “In the first World War, Naval Aviation added to its original purpose five more. It provided anti-submarine patrol and sank or damaged some 18 U-boats. It sought out and destroyed floating mines. It provided escort protection to coastal shipping. Navy and Marine pilots flew bombing planes be hind the German lines. And I had the per sonal satisfaction of participating in what I believe was one of the first examples of air-sea rescue. . . . “When Pearl Harbor plunged us into World War II, the Navy had some 6,000 planes, a slightly greater number of trained pilots and seven carriers. With the victory over Japan, we had more than 37,000 planes, 55,000 pilots and about 100 carriers. But again the total figures do not tell the whole story. Again we must consider not just what we have but what we can do to see the picture clearly. . . . Specialized Activities “The naval air transport idea, just being tested in 1919, blossomed into the NATS organization of today, flying the airways of the world with millions of ton-miles each month. . . . “Shore and tender based squadrons de veloped outstanding services in the search and patrol of vast areas of sea and land, in attacks on enemy shipping and other tar gets of opportunity, and participating in the application of naval blockades. “Specialized activities too numerous to mention here have carried on photographic reconnaissance, artillery spotting for the guns of the Fleet and ashore, air-sea rescue of remarkable proficiency and the mercy work of evacuating the wounded. “But the full flower of what Naval Avia tion could and did do, the measure of its full partnership in the air-sea power that contributed so vitally to victory, was the development of carrier aviation, started be tween the two wars and carried so magnifi cently and gallantly to fruition in our mighty carrier task forces.” "Glad I'm buying bonds. I just decided to ao back to school!" Navy Bond Program To Continue Postwar The surrender of Japan marked the end of the “war” phase of the Navy bond pro gram and the final chapter of a wartime bond history that during more than three years and eight months saw Navy person nel, both uniformed and civilian, accumu late approximately one billion, 400 million dollars of personal savings through bonds. A large portion of these savings pre sumably will go back with many of the personnel into civilian postwar life, con stituting an immense backlog of potential purchasing power, and guaranteeing in most instances a certain degree of im munity from financial embarrassment. So successful has been the wartime phase of the bond program that its con tinuance is assured as a peacetime bond program, since the Navy believes that the lessons of thrift, learned while the nation was at war, will still serve the best inter ests of its personnel. This policy applies not only to the Navy’s civilians in shipyards and other shore ac tivities, who will save a portion of their pay through bond purchases under the pay roll savings plan, but also to uniformed personnel, who by allotments will continue to salt away part of their pay in bonds. The Navy’s payroll savings plan was the first such plan authorized for government civilian personnel, and it is anticipated that it will function with notable effect among Navy civilians as long as payroll savings are part of government economy. It is also expected that thousands of uni formed personnel, when released from naval service to return to civilian jobs, will transfer their habit of saving through allotments to saving through the payroll plan. Male Call FyeSSIR, you'pa TH0U6HT THE C<5 WeOTE M06T0FTHE AR HIMSELF.' HE HAP 0^ ALL Po'P HALF THE TIME... WELL,THI$ PAY HE 5TDCK V9 OUT AHEAP OF QUIZ OP AN C? THE M05 WENT BLOOIBJ we HAP EVEfZY 6EE 'ON. 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