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Friday, September 14, 1945
Vol. 3—No. 51 Friday, September 14, 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 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.
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
Lieut. Comdr. Norman Loader, USNR
Lieut. Leonard Eiserer, USNR
Public Information Officer
Lieut, (jg) Edwin W. Polk, USNR
Harold Hanson, Sp(P)2c
The Lighter Side...
Girl: “What do you mean by saying that
the dates you had with me were like a
string of pearls to you?”
Sailor: “Neckless, dearie, neckless.”
* * «
A soldier recently transferred to a car
rier pigeon outfit was busy cleaning out a
cage. He sang as he worked. A passing
captain commented, “Good heavens, don’t
tell me that you enjoy doing that?”
“Sir,” replied the soldier, “before coming
here I was in the cavalry.”
❖ * ❖
Revelation—Bathing suits reveal the fig
ure, but sweaters point out the facts.
* * *
Jock McDougal had blown his lassie to
a movie and even hailed a cab to her home.
As they were riding along, she, knowing
his natural bent concerning money, re
marked: “Oh, Jock, it does make me feel
awfully wicked riding like this.”
At that Jock cheered up tremendously.
“Then, maybe,” said he, “it’ll be worth
the money after all.”
* * *
Mrs. Lottie Prim was recently granted a
divorce when she testified that, since her
marriage, her husband had spoken to her
hut three times. She was awarded the cus
tody of their three children.
Here’s to the girl with the turned-up
The turned-in eyes and the turned-down
With the turned-on heat and the turned-
The hunch I had turned out all right.
AREAS SERVED BY SEPARATION CENTERS FOR ENLISTED MEN
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Enlisted personnel meeting demobilization requirements will, with certain ex
ceptions, be transferred or ordered to the Separation Center nearest their home.
To find the Separation Center to which you will probably be transferred, locate
your home on the map and check the number shown for that area with this list;
1—Lido Beach, Long Island, N. Y. 2—Great Lakes, 111. 3—Bainbridge, Md. 4—Bos
ton, Mass. 5—Toledo, O. 6—Minneapolis, Minn. 7—New Orleans, La. 8—San Pedro,
Calif. 9—Shoemaker, Calif. 10—Camp Wallace, Tex. 11—Jacksonville, Fla. 12—
Norfolk, Va. 13—Sampson, N. Y. 14—Bremerton, Wash. 15—Charleston, S. C. 16—
Memphis, Tenn. 17—Norman, Okla. 18—St. Louis, Mo.
GCM Prisoners Are Given
Chance to Make Good
(SEA)—A BuPers program to retrain
GCM prisoners giving them another chance
to make good in the service has been highly
successful, according to a Navy Department
report. More than 80% of the trainees
have been successfully restored to active
The first Naval Retraining Command has
been in operation a year at Camp Peary,
Va., and a second was established in June
1945 at Farragut, Idaho.
With the motto “Salvage and Reissue”
the Retraining Command studies each man,
determines the reason for his failure and
attempts to correct the conditions respon
sible. Assistance is given every retrainee
to help him solve personal problems.
Only men guilty of military offenses who
are within the normal psychiatric limits
and who have three to 12 months to serve
are accepted for retraining. They follow a
rigid routine of education, training, ath
letics, work, military drill and discipline.
A case history is made of each man after
interviews with psychiatrists, psychologists
and educational, industrial, religious and
Red Cross consultants after which suitable
corrective action is assigned him in the re
“Short-timers” are assigned to general
maintenance detail while those serving
longer go into office or industrial work for
which they are best qualified.
Detailed records are kept of the prison
er’s aptitude, work, adjustment, and to
gether with neuropsychiatric reports allow
him to request clemency or mitigation of
sentence for earlier restoration to duty.
After serving but one-third of their sen
tence GCM prisoners are eligible for con
Of the 3,766 prisoners received at Camp
Peary, 2,655 have been restored to active
duty, 960 are still there and 151 have been
rejected and transferred.
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