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TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1945
THE TAR HEEL
Goodbye To War Time University- We Want Peace "Toute de Suite"
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War came suddenly with a startling clarity to the University; the
quick change in the campus emphasized the gravity of the situation,
but Chapel Hill girded its loins and assumed its wartime pace with no
change of step. Now it faces another change, a change, back to the
normalcy of the pre-war years. The University will be ready to make
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This is the humble beginning of the Carolina Volunteer Training
Corps (CVTC) which existed on the campus until 1943. It later out
swanked the swank ROTC's in a review in Kenan stadium. It repre
sented desire of Carolina men to get ready to go in the service and get
better positions there.
Captain Marshal was the first Commandant of the Marine V-12. He
was here to apply the "stern discipline" of two hours study four days
a week and in bed at a certain hour to the unit.
Many Carolina students participated in the training program in fly
ing sponsored by the University. This training of future pilots was
of immeasurable aid in the war and in the peace. The war has turned
minds toward the sky, and the University has aided in this by its co
operation with the Civil Air Patrol, its own program, and the Pre
Flight School here.
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Shown above is Coach Tatum and Co-captain Myers of the football
squad. Carolina's teams made a good record during the war years de
spite a few heart-breaking losses to traditional rivals. This is a tribute
to resourcefulness of the athletic department, Coach Tatum and to all
the boys who butted their brains out for Carolina.
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Military, civilian, and coed students sat in class together, studied to
gether, played together, as the University fell into its wartime role of
institute of learning and training center for future officers.
This is a wartime registration. The youth of the males and the pre
dominance of the coeds is typical of the inter-war years at Carolina.
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This is a group of former Carolina men in the local Pre-Flight School. They
Chapel Hill if for only a little while and as a prelude to "bigger things."
were all happy to get back to
War Bond ads were a feature of
the Tar Heel since Pearl Harbor.
Most bond ads were sponsored by
Tar Heel advertisers have been
cooperative throughout the war in
promoting and sponsoring special
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The Marine Corps came to Carolina as a part of the great training
program here. The usage of the University's facilities for the instruc
tion of future officers for the Navy and Marine Corps was its most ef
fective contribution to the war effort. Chapel Hill through the war
years was an unrecognizable place that appeared more a military center
than a university.