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VOL. I, NO. 3

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Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama

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Election Of New Officers
Highlights NEC Meeting
CommiNR Picks

New U, S. President
To Take Office Soon so, South,°,,

MAXWELL AFB. Aia.--Elec.
The U. S. Armed Forces will have a new Commander- tion of two new officers to key
in-Chief beginning Jan. 20 when Richard M. Nixon is in- posts on the National Executive
augurated 37th President of the United States. He will be
Committee (NEC) of Civil Air
elp'r sin'- Apono S astronaut Col. Prank Borman,
the 36th man to serve in this office (Grover Cleveland's Patrol highlighted the winter
U S A F, a c c e p t s g i f t p e n s e t f r o m M a j . G e n . Wa l t e r B .
two terms were not continuous).
meeting here in December of
Putnam in ceremonies at Houston. The Apollo 8 crew
The personnel of Headquarthe group.
were designated as the "Apollo 8 Squadron" of CAP.
ters. Civil Air Patrol-U. S. Air
In addition, a new commandForce hail their new Commander was named for the Souther-In-Chief and the 65,000 memeast Region and two new wing
bers of Civil Air Patrol across
commanders appointed.
the nation join the tribute to the
C A P B r i g . G e n . L y l e W.
new Chief Executive.
Castle of Cincinnati. former NaNixon was elected to the presitional Board Chairman and a
dency on Nov. 5, defeating Hujudge of the Court of Common
bert H. Humphrey and George
HOUSTON, Tex.--Eighty-flve thousand Civil Air Patrol
Pleas of Hamilton County. Ohio.
C. Wallace in his second try for
~Us~ ~n~'l ~_~_tks~L~ q~b~- members had a speelsl interest in the recem mission .~
/-"-'"~0fftee. -- - "~
'~ t~e Apollo 8 crew on their historic venture into space.~ '
The new President first came
Early in December in special Maj. Wiliiam A. Anders, at the
Col. Paul W. Turner of NashtO national' prorni.nence in the
ville, Tenn.. former CAP con- ceremonies at the M a n n e d
Houston .gathering.
post-war years as a member of
Spacecraft Center here. Air
Relaxed and jovial, the astrotroller, was named new finance
Congress. serving in the House
Force Maj. Gen. Waiter B. Put- nauts accepted the charter with
of Representatives. As a firstAppointed Southeast Regional ham. CAP's national commandbroad smiles and said they
term Congressman, he was inCommander was Col. Theodore er, presented a special CAP flag wished they could carry the
strumentai in securing passage
to the Apollo 8 crew, aiong with CAP flag on heir voyage.
Limmer Jr. of Atlanta, formerof the Taft-Hartley Act.
"Shape up, you guys," quipped
ly commander of the Georgia a CAP ergan/zational charter
Following a visit to war-ravWg. He succeeds Brig. Gen. F. designating them the "Apollo 8 Colonel Borman to his fellow
aged Europe in 1947. he worked
crewmen as General Putnam
(See NEC MEETING, Page 5) Squadron" of CAP.
for the Marshall Plan which resThe Apollo 8 astronauts met
told him he was esmmander of
cued Western Europe from ecothe new squadron.
nomic collapse.
young CAPcadetstoacceptthe
He served on the House Unorganizational charter and the
American Activities Committee
which, in 1947, was investigating
foreign espionage activities in
commander of =e space probe,
the United States. The investigais a former CAP cadet. He and
tion eventually resulted in the
City, Mo., was named as CAP
his second in command, U.S.
conviction of Alger Hiss on
19-year-old Civil Air Patrol ca- Cadet of the Year for 1968 in Navy Capt. James A. Lovell, be(See PRESIDENT, Page ~-)
det, John C. Socwell of Kansas
ceremonies here in December. came honorary members of
Cadet Socwell, now an engi- CAP in 1965, just before the
MAXWELL AFB, AIa. -n e e r i n g s t u d e n t a t W i c h i t a Gemini 7 flight. Honorary mem- What's a newspaper without a
State University, was presented
comic strip? Pretty dull, some
bership was conferred also on
a $500 academic scholarship in
would say.
the third crewnmn. Air Force
recognition of his achievements
To remedy the situation, Civil
in the CAP cadet program.
Air Patrol News begins publiC A P B r i g . G e n . F. W a r d
cat/on this month of MAYDAY,
R e i l l y o f N a s h v i l l e , Te n n . ,
a story about members of the
Chairman of the Board of the
Civil Air Patrol. The artist is
corporation, made the presentaIt. Joel Bravo, a flying enthusiast and graduate of New
tion, Members of CAP's NatiesMAXWELL AFB, AILYork State University at Bil~at Executive Committee, holdThe deadline fro" /be CAP
ing their winer meeting at Nahamton.
Poster Cmtest has been extional Headquarters here, joined
Lieutenant Bravo joined CAP
tended to Jan. 20, INS. Enin congratulating the cadet.
in 1942 as a cadet and has held
tries must he recdved at
A member of Richards-Geseveral squadron positions. He
National Headquarters by
baur Comp. Sq. in the Missouri
is now Search and Rescue com.;an. 25.
Wg.. he was chosen from seven
mander of the Binghamton
Entries have been slow In
finalists who competed with
Group. Search and rescue has
arriving and any entry will
CAP's 34,000 cadets for the honbeen his main interest so the
stand an excellent chance of
or. His selection was based on
adventure strip will carry many
winning the first prize of 8
S C H O L A R S H I P AWA R D - - F r o m l e f t t o r i g h t , G e n e r a l
his achievements in CAP and
stories about that portion of
$100 bond. Both senior and
his educational .background.
Reilly; Col. Samuel H. du Pont, vice chairman of Nathe program.
cadet members are eligible
He is the only son of Mr. and
He served in the Arnly in
t i o n a l B o a r d ; C o l . P a u l W. Tu r n e r, n a t i o n a l fi n a n c e
to enter the contest.
Mrs. Jack M. SocweH.
World War II and Korea.
officer; Cadet Socwell.

Apollo An Interest
8 Mission

SocweII A ward d Title
Of Cadet Of The Year

No Comics?
News Has
The Remdy!

Poster Contest
Gets More Time


C I V I L A I R PA ~ g O L N E W S

J A N U A R Y, 1 ~


(Continued From Page I)
charges of lying under oath
popular vote.
when he denied he had comAfter 1960, he returned to the
mitted espionage.
pratice of law, eventually joinNixon was elected to the Sen- ing a prominent law firm in New
ate in 1950 and ,by 1952 had beYork City. In the years between
come s national figure. In that
1960 and 1968, he was not idle
year, he sought the Vice-Presi- politically but ran for governor
dency of the ticket with Gem
of California in 1962 (he was deDwight D. Eisenhower. He was feated) and campaigned for the
elected as the second youngest Republican ticket in the 1964
Vice-President (John C. Breckelection.
inridge in 1856 was younger) in
He was nominated for Presihistory.
dent by the Republican party at
During his two terms, he was its 1968 convention in Miami
responsible for altering the tra- Beach, Fla., being selected on
ditional role of the Vice-Presithe first ballot at the convention.
dent from that of passive execuThe incoming Chief Executive
tive ornament to that of active
i s a n a t i v e o f Yo r b a L i n d a ,
participation in national decisCalif., the son of Hannah and
Frank Nixon. He attended
During his service in this ofschool in Whittier, Calif., and
fice, he visited 56 countries and
was graduated from Whittier
five continents as personal emisCollege in 1934. He attended
sary of President Eisenhower.
Duke Law School on a soholarIt was on one of these trips
ship, being graduated with honthat he had his famous "kitchen
ors in 1937.
debate" with Soviet Premier
He was married to the former
Nikita Khrushcev in Moscow.
In 1960 he ran for the office Patricia Ryan in 1940 and they
of President, losing to Democrat have two daughters.
John F. Kennedy in one of the
He served in the U.S. Navy
closest elections in American during World War II. His war
history. Kennedy's plurality in record includes two South Pathe election amounted to only cific Battle Stars and two com1/10th of one percent of the mendations.

NEC Meeting
(Continued From Page 1)
Ward Reflly, former commandThe 13-man NEC is the policymaking body of CAP and coner and now chairman of the
sists of the regional commandNations] Board.
Colonel Limmer is being suc- ers .and other corporate officers.
General Heilly, prominent Chatceeded in the post of Georgia
tanooga businessman, is chairWg. commander by Lt. Col.
man and presided at the meetJames E. Carlton, also of Ating.
lanta. Colonel Carlton has been
active in CAP for 18 years.
At the session here, the group
reviewed recommendations put
Named commander of the
forth ,by the recently-establlshed
Virginia Wg. was Lt. COl. Arlie
National Board of Visitors, an
G. Andrews, mayor of the city
of Petersburg, Va., and former- advisory body made up of perly deputy for cadets of the Virsons nationally prominent in
ginia Wg. He succeeds Col. Al- the fields of industry, education. and religion.
len C. Perkinson who has .refired after 27 years in the post.
In addition, the group was
briefed on current programs of
(See story elsewhere.)
CAP and considered proposed
FCC Chairman Is
new programs and activities.
During the conference, Air
HonormT Member
Force Maj. Gen. Walter B. PutMAXWELL AFB, Ala. -nam, national commander, Mrs.
Rosel H. Hyde of Washington,
Putnam, and General and Mrs.
D.C., chairman of the Federal
Reilly were hosts of a formal
Communications C o m m i scocktail buffet for members of
sign (FFC), recently became an
the committee, prominent cihonorary member of the Civil
vilians in the Montgom.ery, Ala.,
Air Patrol. "I am most pleased
area, and officers of Headquarto receive this recognition and
ters, CAP-USAF. The affair was
accept with pleasure and pride,"
he?d at the Officers Open ,Mess
Hyde said.
of nearby Gunter AFB.
Hyde was instrumental in
In addition to General Putformulating the rules and regunam and General Reilly, the
lations, which govern the opcommittee is composed of COl.
eration of CAP radio transmitSamuel H. du Pont, vice chairters a part of the FCC Rules
man; COl. Paul W. Turner, naand Regulations.
tional finance officer; Brig.
The ~lvtl Air Patrol News M Im ~.
Gen. Lyle W. Castle, national
tlcial publication of Clv/I Air Pat~ml.
prlvaCe benevolent oorperaUon mini
legal officer; Col. Edwin Lyons,
auxiliary of the United States All"
Northeast Region; COl. StanForce. Opinions expressed herein dr.
not necessarily represent those ot
hope Lineberry, Middle East
Air Force or any ~r its departm~tL
Editorial copy should ,be addres~d to
Region; Col. Robert H. Herweh,
Editor. CAP News, National WaadGreat Lakes Region; Col. Theoquarters, (CPNI), Maxwell AFL
Ala. 36112.
dore F. Limmer Jr., Southeast
Published ~ly by ~utheaat~rB
Printing Co., I~I Reuben St., M~at.
Region; Col. Richard T. Murgomery, Ala.
phy, North Central Region; COl.
$2.00 per year by mall sulmer/pn~
(civil Air Patrol membership du~
Claude L. Chambers, Southwest
include sutoscrlption).
~econd class postase paid at MontRegion; Co]. Donald E. Hale,
gomery, Ale. 36104.
Rocky Mountain Region; and
Postmasters: Please send
3579 to Headquarters, CAP (CPPC),
Col. Wayne E. Smith, Pacific
Maxwell A FB. Ala. 38112.
Vo l . I , N o . 3
Jimtm~, MJB


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H O N O R A RY M E M B E R S H I P - - N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r
Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putnam presents honorary membership certificate recently to Alabama Governor Albert P. Brewer, left. Looking on, center, are State Senator Joe Goodwyn and Rankin Fite, Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives. At the ceremony, the
governor proclaimed the week of Dec. 1 as "Civil Air
P a t r o l We e k , " h o n o r i n g t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n ' s 2 7 t h a n n i versary,

Proclamation Mark
CA P's Birthday
Civil Air Patrol marked its 27th anniversary the week
of Dec. 1 with proclamations, a special flight, newspaper
p u b l i c i t y, p u b l i c s i g n s , ' I V a n d r a d i o b r o a d c a s t s , s p e c i a l
ceremonies -- and at least one special visit to Cape Kennedy.
Air Force Maj. Gen. Walter ..pal officials in cities across the
B. Putnam, CAP national commander, led the observance by
One of the most unique obnaming Alabama Gov. Albert
servances took place in ConBrewer an honorary member of
necticut w h r the Flying
CAP. The ceremony was staged
Sharks Sq. staged a special Z7at the state capitol in Montgomery, home of Maxwell Air Force hour flight honoring CAP's 27
base, the k)cation of CAP na- years of service to the naUon.
tional headquarters.
(See story elsewhere in this
The governor signed a procissue.)
lamation at the ceremony, makHoliday Inns of America, a
ing the week "Civil Air Patrol
national chain of motels, noted
Week in Alabama,"
the anniversary with signs at
Governors of many other
states issued similar proclama- all of its locations across the
country. The firm says it now
tions as did mayors and munieihas 1,000 such motels.
The Westchester Group, New
York Wg., sent eight senior
Cadets Provide
members and 16 cadets to Cape
Kennedy for a tour of the space
center in observance of the anniversary.
MAXWELL AFB, AlLMany Air Force base newsThe Cadet Honor Gnard of
papers published special featthe Maxwell Cadet Sq. proures on CAP as did a number of
vided a military welcome for
daily newspapers. Television
the National Executive Comand radio stations joined the
mittee, military and dvill~
occasion with special broadguests at a reception held st
casts and announcements.
the Gunter AFB Officers
In conjunction with the anniOpen Mess.
versary, cadets of the WeatonThe nine- member guard.
Silver Springs Cadet Sq of the
commanded by C/WO
National Capital Wg. placed a
Charles T. Brown, was inwreath on the tomb of the unspected by MaJ. Gen. Walter
known soldiers at Arlington NaB. Putnam, USAF, national
tional Cemetery.
commander; CAP Brig. Gen.
At Hutchinson, Kans., cadets
V. Ward, Remy, chairman
of the Hutchinson Cadet Sq. par
of the National Board; and
ticipated in a flag-raising SunCAP Col. D. Harold Byrd,
day, Dec. 1, at the local high
former board ehairman.
The honor guard rendered
Civil Air Patrol was founded
appropriate honors, assisted
Dec. I, 1941, one week .before
guests and answered individthe Japanese attack at Pearl
ual questions.

Honor Guard
At NEC Meet

DALLAS, Tex.--Capt. Andrew
G. Lontai, commander of Group
21 of the Texas Wg., received
the Civil Air Patrol Exceptional
Service Award recently in ceremonies here at headquarters of
the Southwest Region.
Col. Claude Chamber~ reg/onal commander, made the award
for Captain Lontai's services as
project officer for the International Air Cadet Exchange program in the Southwest Region
in 1968.
Captain Lontai spent up to 40
hours per week on the project
before the arrival of cadets from
Belgium. Israel and the United
Kingdom. He arranged transportation and enteRainment and
provided escort for the group
during their stay in the area.
Many friendships have resulted from the project, with letters
going back and forth serges the

Captain L o n t a i organized,
chartered and commanded Ennis Comp. Sq. He is a graduate
of the CAP National Staff College and was appointed commander of Group 21 in Septemher. The group covers six cormt i e s i n Te x a s p l u s a p a r t o r

Da~as ~. _

Illinois Wing

Steps Down
CHICAGO -- Though he is
stepping down as commander
of the Illinois Wing, COl. Leonard A. Brndsky says he has
every intention of remaining active in state Civil ,Mr Patrol
The colonel, commander of
the wing for the past four years,
relinquished his command during a Dec. 7 dinner at the Holiday Inn in Rolling Meadows,
Ill. More than 200 members of
the wing were in attendance to
honoring their outgoing commander.
I~S~ ~m included officials
from the Wisconsin and Ken-

tucky wings.

Colonel Brodsky was made
an honorary "Kentucky Colonel" by the Kentucky delegation.
The 50-year-old public relations executive is senior vice
president and crestive director
of Garfield-Linn and CO., nationally k n o w n advertising
Prior to stepping down, Colonel Brodsky had served on
the National Uniform committee.


C M L A I R PAT R O l , N E W S


Special Course.s
Open To Seniors
order to provide key Civil Air
Patrol officers an opportunity
to a t e n d selected defense
courses and special seminars,
information is provided on the
following programs.
Security Seminars
National security seminars
will be conducted in five cities
throughout the United States
in 1969. Primary objective of
these programs is the education
of Reserve officers and in.
terested U.S. citizens. The seminars, lasting two weeks, seek
to foster a better understanding
of the international problerns
associated with national security.
The 1969 schedule for these
seminars is: Battle Creek,
Mich., Jan. 16-17: San Diego,
Calif., Feb. 3-14: Dallas, Tex.,
March 3-14; West Palm Beach,
Fla.; April 14-25; Columbia,
S.C., May 5-16.
Attendance may be arranged
through the Chambers of Commerce of listed cries.
Air University Courses
Defense courses conducted by
Air University, Maxwell AFB.
~.~..___ Ala., during.1969 are as follows:

Missile and Space Orientation
Courses at Maxwell AFB, Ala..
are as follows: Jan. 7-10; April
26-May 1; and Aug. 19-22.
These courses cover eomprehenaive familiarization w i t h
basic space language and principles, fundamentals of astronautics, technology and concepts which will affect future
operational space capability. It
enhances student insight into
factors which influence present
and future space operation.
Prerequisites for attendance:
officers (captains through colonels) and key civilians. Nominees to the above courses will
submit request for attendance
through the Wing commander
to Hq. CAP (CI~S) to arrive
at least one month prior to attendance at desired courses.
Reserve Officers Course
The Reserve Officvers Orientation Course at Maxwell AFB
will be from June 9 through
June 20. This course covers familiarization with ~he U.S.
policies and objectives, U.S.
alliances and role in world affairs, major problem areas
throughout the world, the Soviet
threat, communist concepts,
J~l~e~ ..a~i c!3~ler~es to tree
~--"'~'A~-c ~g~'vh~c~ ~ns~uctor~t~" world. DOD decision-making,
June 25-Aug. 31; Aug. 6-Sept 11:
system analysis, national seSept. 24-Oct. 30; Nov. 12-Dec. curity, non-nuclear weapons,
and USAF concepts, doctrines
These courses cover four
and capabilities.
major areas: learning theory,
In order that Air University
communications skills, training
have sufficient time for planmethods, and evaluation. Faculning and processing nominees
ty presentation is designed to
for attendance at this course,
serve as examples of wide vait is imperative that your list
riety of effective approaches to
of nominees be submitted to
teaching. CAP should se.nd only
National Hq. (CPOS) not later
people having responsibility for
than April 1, 1969. Individuals
instructing. Careful selection of
nominees is essential. CAP unit selected for attendance will be
advised not later than April 15.
commanders, wing or region
They will receive general protraining officers, unit training
cessing instructions, a booklet
and academic instructors are
recommended. C A P prere- of selected readings, and a letquisites for attendance: officers, ter on specific reporting instructions to arrival at Maxwell
warrant officers, or key senior
members who instruct or supSince chssified information
ervise instructors.
will be discussed during some
Schedules for the Officers
phases of the instruction in the
Reserve Officers Orientation
program, CAP attendees will
be rostricted at these lectures.
The following corporate aircraft bavo
Attendees at all of these
been approved for sale to Interost*~ buycourses will pay for their food
ers. Bids or inquiries for lnfurmaUon mlatire to these aircraft should be submitted
and lodging and must be preto the organization possesalnllf the all'craft. Bid closure date as Indleated.
pared to pay for their transP I P E R PA l 8 . D a t o f m a n u f a c t u r e :
portation when necessary, Na1953. N263T Aircraft involved In accident.
tional headquarters will make
useable parts will be reclaimed, rosldm
to be sold for basic material content.
every attempt necessary to seAircraft possessed by Missouri Wins Hq..
cure reservations for lodging
CAP, P, O. Box 1498, Kansas CitY, MO.
64141. Bid clost:re date: Jan. 30, 1~.
at Maxwell. Contact your regAERONCA LISA. Date or manufacture:
ional liaison officer for any a~
1947 N6081V. Aircraft requires comglete
rebuilding. Estimated cost of repairs:
ditional information.

Aircraft For Sale

$3,040. Useable parts will be reclaimed
by the wing, residue to be sold for basle
material content. Aircraft possessed by
Missouri Wing Hq., CAP, P. O. Box 14N,
Kansas City, Mo. 64141. Bid closure date:
Jan. 30, 1969.
AERONCA 7BCM. D a t e of manutaeturo: 1944. N3973B. Aircraft requl~ moplete recovering, relicense and paiuttoS.
Also requires replacement of brake cont r o l c a b l e s a n d w o r k o n e n s u e . To t a l
airframe time: 3867.3; total enSIne time:
1810; total engine time SMOH: 487.
mated cost or repair: $1,422. Aircraft p~s e s s e d b y A r a k n s a s W i n g H q . , C A P.
Adams Field, Rt. 77, Little Rock, Ark.
72202. Bid closure date: Jan. ~0, INf.

File A Flight
Plan[ It May
Save Your Life[

BOMI~MUI~I* ~Alr Force It. Col. Douglas C. Donalson, right, and his son,
Sterling, 18, prepare to take their home-built experimental plane for a flight. The craft
was built in Portland, Ore., while the colonel was assigned there. The building project began in the basement, graduated to a larger garage, and finally into the front

yard of their home. (Seattle Times photo.)

Buil.ding Airplanes Hobby
Of Washin.gton Wing LO
McCHORD AFB, Wash. -CAP.USAF liaison officers have
many hobbies but the one which
the liaison officer in Washington State has is an unusual one
-- he builds airplanes.
Air Force Lt. COl. Douglas
C. Donalson. aided by his son
Sterling, 18, designed and built
a 150-horsepewer experiment~l,

specifications of the Spesio
Tuholer, the plane he started
out to construct.
Giving it more power, enlarging the cockpit, imps-plug the
ele~.-trical system, streamliniug
the fuselage and increasing the
fuel tank size changed the plane
so that it hardly resembles the open ¢mkplt simlme,
He calls R the Donaison XP-1
because he said he made so
many design changes in the

original Spezio.

R took =tim ¢da~el and his
son two and a half years to
build the light airplane which
cost approximately $1,700. The

More Licensed Pilots
Seen As Need
is a great need for more
licensed pilots and aircraft owners in CAP, according to a factfinding conference held here
Present for the confere#.ce
w e r e s t a ff o f fi c e r s o f L a k e
Charles Comp. Sq. ,(CAP),
members of the Unit Sponsor
Committee, and a member of
the Calcasieu Parish (County)
Police Jury.
Most aircraft owners are not
aware of the regulations governing the use of privatelyowned aircraft for CAP activities, according to John
Henry. president of Petroleum
Flyers, Inc., and a member of
the committee.
"Many of these people think
that once their aircraft is committed to a mission, the owner
has no jurisdiction over who
will pilot his craft for that mission," he said.
Lt. COl. J. Clifford CourviIIe,
squadron commander, pointed
out that aircraR owners are
under no obligation to relinquish
their planes to any other pilots
when involved in CAP missions.
Many aircraft owners who enjoy weekend flying, he indicated, may combine this enjoy-

merit with participation in CAP
activRies by pmv/dlng in-fllght
orientation for cadets and sen.
ior members, flight instruction
and ground schco]ing, in addition to taking part in search
and rescue misMons.
LL. COl. Eric Jones, Air Force
Reserve advisor and a member of the lo~al unit. advised
of a new program under which
aircraft owners may participate
in CAP search and rescue operations without being active
in CAP. Under the Air Force
Auxiliary (APX) p r o g r a m,
members have no official responsibility or pesition and hold
no rank in CAP, he said. Aircraft owners are on a standby
basis for flying actual, official
missions, he said.
At the meeting, staff officers
of the squadron outlined for the
committee their duties and responsibilities in CAP. Following
each discussion sponsor committee members were given an
oppoetunity to ask questions and
to submit their ideas for improvement.
Other members of the sponsor committee present included
Col. William G. McClanahan,
USAF-TC, Voris King, and Russell Ryder.

colonel said he received a lot
of expert help from aircraft
hobbyists and that he enjoyed
the experience.
The plane has a range of
four hours, travels 18 miles to
a gallon of fuel and is capable
of reaching an aRitude of 16,000 feet.
Inspired by his creation, the
colonel ~ has,91ans for
building a n o t h e r ah*p]ane, ~~
powered by an economical
Volkswagen engine which will
cruise at more than 70 miles
per hour.
Colonel Donalson's flying experience includes CAme in more
than 32 different kinds of
planes, past and present, in the
Air Force Inventory.

New FAA Rule
Accents Vigilance
T h e F e d e r a l Av i a t i o n A d ministration has amended Part
91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations ("General Operating
and Flight Rules")to spell out
the specific responsibility of
pilots to maintain a vigilant
watch for other aircraft In
order to avoid midair collisions.
FAA said this responsibility
is now implied in various sections of FAR Part 91 and is
generally understood by pilots.
However the agency feels .that
"a specific statement of the
rule is desirable to emphasize
its importance."
S p e c i fi c a l l y, t h e n e w r u l e
states: "When weather conditions permit, regardless of
whether an operation is conducted under Instrument Flight
Rules or Visual Flight Rules,
vigilance shall be maintained
by each person operating an
aircraft so as to see and avoid
other aircraft . . ."
The rule becomes effective
i m m e d i a t e l y.
issue 3,
Fall 19~)





Cigarette smoking possibly affects fliers more than any
other group. This is to be expected, for aircrew members
are constantly exposed to higher working altitudes (even in
pressurized cabins) than any other people.
For a flier, the effects of the carbon monoxide and nicotine that are present in cigarette smoke constitute a real
danger. The blood's hemoglobin combines with carbon monoxide more than 200 times faster than it does with oxygen.


B y M A J . G E N . WA LT E R B . P U T N A M , U S A F
National Commander, Civil Air Patrol

Some scientific studies indicate that the flier who is a
heavy smoker will normally have between five and 10 percent of his hemoglobin bound up uselessly with carbon
monoxide. This could, in effect, raise his physiological altitude another 5,000 feet above that of the cabin.

" Y O U A R E G O F O R T. L . I . "

despite hfs long training and discipline, his
pulse jumped to 130 from the normal 76.

These simple words, a radio transmis-

Some of the effects of nicotine on the human body include muscular weakness, abdominal cramping, and muscular twitching, There is strong evidence that nicotine also
affects the coronary arteries, cutting down on the flow of

sion between NASA's Mission Control in
Houston and Col. Frank Borman in Apollo
8, put man on an historic first step into
outer space.

Colonel Borman's cool, matter-of-fact attitude had its beginnings when he was a
cadet in the Civil Air Patrol. Those days
launched his dream of aviation and aerospace accomplishments. It was during his
CAP CADET days that the discipline and
training he needed for his flight to the moon

When Mission Control gave Colonel Borman the signal to set out on an orbit of
More than 30 studies in eight different countries imply
t h e m o o n - - " Yo u a r e g o f o r T. L . I . " ( Tr a n s a connection between smoking and lung impairment. In reclunar Injection)--that remarkable man reent years, the number of deaths from emphysema has increased approximately 500 per cent, the chief cause being sponded with a coldly-dispassionate, disciplined one-word answer: "Roger."
attributed to heavy smoking. Social Security records indiI n a v i a t i o n , t h e e x p r e s s i o n , " R o g e r, "
cate that emphysema is the second greatest cause of disablement among men over 40. Further, of the 52,000 lung means simply "Received OK. Will comply."
cancer deaths estimated for 1968, more than 80 percent will
And that simple term, as used by Colonel
be directly attributable to heavy smoking.
Borman, expressed the discipline, will, integrity, and self-control which long training
Because of statistics such as these, many of the airhad given him.
lines have successfully initiated programs among their
Ordinary men could not have done these
pilots aimed at cutting down on excessive smoking.
things. So momentous was the event that
--Aerospace Safety Magazine
blood to the heart muscle.

November, 1968

Book Review

Aerospace Educati on Director
Writes of Today's Frontiers

"The Frontiers of Our Times" of our time and face the future
(Vantage Press Inc.: 98 pages, with courage.
$3.00) is a timely book written
He shows that each generation
by Harold P. Pluimer, CAP's had misgivings and fear as it
North Central Region director peered into the Unknown and
lets the reader see that this genof Aerospace Education.
eration's fears are no greater.
In a short monograph. PlumiThe writer, however, believes
er formulates a philosophical
that knowledge is the key to a
viewpoint from which the aver- healthy attitude for the future.
age man can chart the frontiers H e a l s o s t a t e s t h a t m o d e r n
man's ability to comprehend is
tested by the pace of today's
scientific revolution.
"We must be made aware of
the extent to which this burst of
creativity and crescendo of accomplishment are changing our
lives," he writes, ""for repercussions have already been felt in
every walk of life."
In his summary. Pluimer suggests that man continue to do
what he has always done. namely, to "reach out to the realm
beyond himself while trying to
fathom the Unknown within himself."




"k ¢r ~r ¢r "k USAF AUXILIARY "k ~ ~r "~ ~r
Notional Commander

Capt. Meevlm E. Roberlte, Jr.
Director of Information

2nd It. William $. Whipple
Chief, Internal Information

were first formed.
As a former Civil Air Patrol cadet, he
represents the goal CAP has for ALL cadets.
With Apollo 8, Borman reached a peak of
achievement, carrying with him CAP's first
space squadron (see story, page one).
I want every CAP cadet to have such
dreams. I want them to develop Colonel
Borman's type of discipline, will, integrity,
and self-controL
Through the Civil Air Patrol, you can.

Many Career Opportunties Open to Cadets
"The direction in which education starts a man will determine
his future life." That simple
statement was uttered a long,
long time ago by one of.mankind's greatest philosophers-Plato.

Brigadier General, CAP
National Chairman

tunity through its scholarships,
the space and jet age orientation
course, the Leadership School.
inar, we must seek to broaden
His words were never more that base considerably. We must
pertinent than in the world of tohave a substantial increase in
day as man enters the frontier the scholarship field so that we
of space exploration. Today's can give help to our youth in
youth have a monumental learn- continuing their education at the
college and university level. We
ing task to cope with. Whole
must review and constantly renew vocabularies, entire new
fine our cadet academic training
sciences, new dimensions of
to insure its total relevance to
time and space have now be- the aerospace concept.
come commonplace in the curriculum of the schools and colleges. At the same time. education has become a yardstick
for measuring a person's potential. Themore education you
get, the further you can expect
to go in life and the more re-

We hope to embark on a fundraising program which will enable us to appreciably increase
our scholarship position, expand
the various aerospace- oriented
activities which we now provide
and introduce new activities as
developments in space science
dictate new programs and new
study courses.
In brief, what we want to do
with the Cadet Program is to insure that cadet academics, cadet training, and cadet special
activities offer our young people
a positive opportunity to move
into life careers in the aerospace
field with know-how and assurance.

warding the future should be.
Cadets of Civil Air Patrol
have a unique opportunity open
to them in the Cadet Program
and in this column and in subsequent National Chairman columns I intend to discuss the career opportunities for youth
which our organization offers.
We intend to examine its good
points and its shortcomings and
ways and means to constantly
improve the total program so
that we may keep abreast of the
swiftly changing aerospace age
in equipping our young men and
women for this challenging era.
While the program presently
offers substantial career oppor-






B A LT I M O R E . M d . - - C o l .
William A. Patterson, a native
of Ohio and one of the original
pilots with the Civil Air Patrol
Operation Moonwatch, is commander of the Maryland Wing.
Colonel Patterson joined Civil
Air Patrol in 1952 and has
served in various command and
executive positions since. These
include wing executive officer.
squadron commander, operations officer and air inspector.
In 1956 he served as escort officer for German cadets visiting the United States in conjunction with the Air Cadet Exchange program.


7 Units

N. Carolina
CHARLOTPE, N.C. -- Ralph
P+ ,Coelmme eame~ Wm4d
War II a technical sergeant.
Today as a colonel, he is corn.
mander of the North Carolina
Wing and president of the
Electrical Contracting and Engineering Co.
In 1943 he was awarded a
Meritorious Civilian Service
Award far Outstanding Achievement in electrical construction
by Adm. B. Morrell. Colonel
Cochrane was cited for his accomplishments at the Charleston, S.C..Navy Yard.
In 1963 he became an engineer, having passed the North
Carolina Board of Examiners
for Professional Engineers and
Land Surveyors.


N. Capital

WASHINGTON -- Col. George
P. U p r i g h t . C A P. p r e s e n t l y
commander of the National
Capital Wing, also serves in
daily life as president of Airborne Services. Inc. an air
freight and taxi service, and
distributor of the Washington
Post newspaper.
He is a former lieutenant
colonel in the U.S. Air Force,
where, in his last active duty
assignment he served as USAF
liaison officer to the National
Wing from 1962-66.
Colonel Upright assumed command of the wing in July 1966
and was awarded the Air Force
Commendation for outstanding
service as liaison officer to the


CHARLOTTE. N.C. -- A veteran law officer and aviation
enthusiast for the last 38 years
~-eemmmmiJ :> .~1~ ~ ~mve~ , state
wings which form the nucleus
of the Middle East Region.
Col. Stanhope Lineberry, CAP,
holds the reins of command involving his home state Nor~
Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland Delaware, National Capital. Virginia and West Virginia.
Colonel Lineberry is a former
chief of the Macklerrburg County Police Department, a position he held for 16 years. He
now is manager of security for
Douglas Aircraft Inc.. in Charlotte.
In 1961, Colone Lineberry was
n a m e d Av i a t i o n M a n o f t h e
Year by the Charlotte Aero Association.



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Delaware Wing in Sep.
tember 1954 and has filled
that post ever since,
In the past she has pieneered a children s horse
show for the benefit of the
Junior League. As director of ~c h e Delaware
Chapter of the American
Red Cross she has taught

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first aid, and for the b~ind
she transcribed several
books into Braille.



COLUMBIA, S.C.- Holder
of three Bronze Stars for ac~
tions during World War IT, C~I.
John R. Taylor now commands
the South Carolina Wing, with
headquarters in Columbia.
Colonel Taylor is a. national
service officer with the Disabled
American Veterans of America
and hc, lds a place in such civic
organizations as the Optimist,
Masons, Shriners, American
Legion and the Quiet Birdman
In addition to the Bronze
Stars, the Presidential Citation
with one oak leaf cluster and
the Purple Heart with one oak
leaf cluster have been awarded
to Colonel Taylor.

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ColW. Louisa S.ILMINGTO~orsD~elwas


S. Carolina

1 1 !

Delaware (

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dets in the Virginia Wg..
is the new commander of
that wing. He succeeds
retiring Col. Allan C.
Perkinson (see story else~i where).
Colonel Andrews is a
veteran of World War II
in which he was a B-17
pilot-;nstructor. He is a
charter member of the
Air Force Association.
Active in CAP since
1951, he has served as encampment commander for
at least 1O encampments.

,i~ 'I W. Va. -- Commander of
is Col Robert E Gobel,
~: ~


~ ~+il who joined Civil Air P~":+
~'~ trol in 1947.
. . . . .
IJ Colonel Gobel has more
+l than 800 flying hours and
~:~ R holds a rated pilot's
license. He ha s been
awarded the Bronze Star
and the European Theater
of Operations ribbon with
three stars, having served
in that area for one-anda-half years.
His hobbies include flying and music, and he attended W. Virginia State

PA G E 6



Solo Marathon Fliaht Notes Anniversary
........... ':~

FIVE DOWN -- Colonel
Kaolian, inset, was at controis of the Connecticut
Flying Sharks Sk. Cessna
150, named Shark 1, for
long flight. Photo was
taken when Shark I was
cruising at 8,500 feet and
the colonel settling back
for another 22 hours of
flying b e f o r e Marathon
Mission 27 was to reach a
successful landing to note
the 27th anniversary of
Civil Air Patrol.

STRATFORD, Conn. -- Gen.
John P. Mcconnell. chief of
staff, United States Air Force,
summed it up best in a message to the Hon. John Dempsey
of Connecticut:
"Congratulations to Connecticut and the Bridgeport Flying
Sharks Sq. on a unique 27-hoUr
solo marathon flight to mark
the 27th anniversary of Civil
Air Patrol. The Air Force is
proud of its civilian auxiliary
and the dedicated volunteer
ptrblic service its members perform."
The general's message came
on the heels of a flight known
as Marathon Mission 27, with
Lt. Col. Morgan Kaolian at the
The flight lasted 27 hours
with each .hour representing
one year of dedicated service
by CAP to the nation during
wear and peace. The completed
mission was rated a complete
success by all concorned.
Planned a month in advance,
the Flying Sharks, a unit of the
Connecticut Wing, received approval from the Wing, National
Headquarters, and the Federal

Aviation Administration. The
squadron then filed what was
reportedly the longest FAA
flight plan on record, and when
the Cessna 150 landed at
Bridgeport Municipal Airport,
27.1 hours actual flying time
was logged.
Capt. John E. Walsh, squadron adjutant and mission coordinator, said that more than
2,573 man hours were spent on
the anniversary project which
boosted CAP's image "one
thousand per cent throughout
the region."
Talking to news media interviewers after the flight and
sporting a shaggy 27-hour
beard. Colonel Naolian said
"I can attribute much of the
success of the flight to the busy
schedule. ~V~y log called for
periodic radio checks every ten
minutes with mission headquarters and the many live broadcasts to radio stations kept me
busy. I didn't have time to ,get
tired and ! felt that a we]] balanced work load could keep a
pilot going for quite a long
From his Cessna 150, equipped with long range fuel tanks,
Colonel Kaolian made more
than 55 spot broadcasts from
Shark I, squadron name for the
atremt~ .........

Kizer, Miss Connecticut of
the 1968 Miss World Pageant, sends up good luck
wishes to the pilot of Shark
I. A member of the Valley,
Conn. Sq., she gets an assist from S/M Richard
Havourd who helped man
the radio on the aroundtbe-clock mission.
HIS HONOR- Bridgeport
Mayor Hugh C. Curran
was a m o n g dignitaries
greeting Colonel Kaolian's
arrival. Mayor Curran, a
former World War II P-47
pilot, is a member of
Bridgeport Squadron.

SUlq~rt personnel at misMon
headquarters, located .at Bridgeport, ,numbered more than 3"/
according to Lt. Col. Nicholas
,T. Mainero. squ. adron ccsmnander. '*Our people worked around
the clock at radio stations to
give newsmen an assist," said
Capt. ,A~lta Schrnltz, squadron
information officer.
KaoHan's information spots
covered such topics as history
o f C A P. v o l u n t e e r s e r v i c e s
a v a i l a b l e f r o m C A P. T h e s e
were coupled to taped remarks
from Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putnam, USAF, national commander; COl. Cqinton Litchfield, wing
commander, and Colonel Mainero.
The growth m~d progress ot
the cities over which Kaollan
flew was also covered in epecial spots.
The Cessna was equipped
with more than five radio units,
said Capt. Harold Saunders,
squadron communications officer. Captain Saunders also said
that "Shark 1 could have been
phone-patched to any part of
the world."


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PA G E 7


Female Cadet 13,
Treats Snake, bite

EMERGENCY PREPARATION---Civil Air Patrol units in the vicinity of New Orleans,
La., an area often beset by hurricanes, are better prepared for future disasters than
they once were. Survival kits (emergency food supplies) have been distributed to
all CAP untis in the area through the cooperation of Civil Defense officials and CAP
units in that area. In photo, members of New Orleans area squadrons, with the assistance of helpers, load the emergency food supplies on a CAP truck for distribution.

November Proves Busy Month
For Wyoming CAP Members
C H E YA N N E , W y o . - - N o vember was a busy month for
members of the Wyoming Wg.
9f Civil Air Patrol.
It started the first part of the
month with the annual search
and rescue--Civil Defense test
in which the wing's new
sion control van was used for
the first time. The Air Force
rated Wyoming 97 in both
search and civil defense problems.
On Nov. 10, the Hot Springs
County Comp. Sq. at Thermopolis was called on a search for
three lost hunters in the Owl
Creek Mountain area. A CAP
search plane spotted the hunters' abandoned pickup which
led a sheriff's ground party to
the people who were safe.
On Nov. 14. the wing was
called by Richards-Gehaur Rescue Center to hunt a PA23A
mail plane missing en route
from Rock Springs to Cheyenne,
Wyo., via Medicine Bow. The
plane was missing during the
first major snow storm in the
area which dumped six inches
of snow. Flying in the mountains was hazardous.
Te n a i r c r a f t a n d s i x h e l i copters flew daffy. There were
65 sorties with a total of 186.5
flying hours. Thirty different
ground teams aided by the end
of the search.
It took six days of bad weather and bad flying conditions to
find the crash site, about 30
miles north-northwest of Cheyenne.
The Colorado Wg. of CAP
joined in the search.
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, CAP
again took to the air, to help
Montana authorities search for
a light plane with two people
aboard, missing en route from
Farmington, N.M., to Billings,
Mont. They had last been heard
from on Nov. 13.
When search planes took to

the air on Thursday morning,
Nov. 21, they were looking for
two missing planes instead of
one. At 8:30 a.m. that morning,
Wyoming S t a t e Aeronautics
Commission had notified CAP
that a Cessna 175 was missing

on route from Des ,Moln ,
Iowa, to Newcastle, Wyo. The
pilot and his passenger had last
.been seen at O'Neill, Nebr.,
when they refueled.
Nebraska and Iowa Wings of
CAP were both involved in the
search. Two separate search
headquarters were established,
at Thermopolis and Newcastle,

Fliqhts on Weekends

The next day, Friday, Nov.
22, a private pilot with a CAP
observer from Newcastle spotted the wreckage of the Cessna
on Ek Mountain, just across
the Wyoming border in South
Dakota. There were no sur= m
The search for the Bonaza en
route from New Mexico to Montana was suspended by ARRC
on Tuesday, Nov. 26, after efANDERSON, Ind.--A massive
forts of the Wyoming, Colorado
four-state search for a private
and New Mexico Wings of CAP
plane, missing on a flight from
failed to turn up any leads or a private airstrip at Granger,
definite information. New snow Ind., to Winter Haven, Fla.,
and bad weather also hampered was suspended here recently for
search efforts.
lack of further leads.
Units from Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, and Indiana were
involved in the search, which
was hampered at times by thick
cloud cover and rainstorms.
Mission headquarters w e r e
established at Anderson. CAP
pilots and observers covered
The plane cruises at 1,000 feet
thousands of square miles in the
and every stationary boat is hunt for the twin-engine red and
buzzed to make sure that the white Piper Apache.
occupants are not in trouble. The
The pilot, Dale Lant of Elkflights require about an hour's
hart, had flown the same ro~e
itme with the volunteer CAP three times previously, stopping
pilots paying the cost of the opeach time at Chattanooga,
Tenn., for fuel. The probable
If a boat is in distress or aproute would have taken him
parent distress, radio communiover Bowling Green, Ky., Chatcations are established with tanooga, Tenn., Atlanta, Ga.,
CAP headquarters at Monck's and ,to Gainesville, Fla.
Corner or else a capsule with a
Although a veteran pilot with
streamer attached is dropped at more than 2,500 flying hours to
the nearest commercial fishing
his credit, he failed to file a
flight plan. He was originally
Once the distress is reported
believed to have crashed in eastto the CAP monitor, members ern Indiana.
of the Berkeley County Rescue
More than 50 pilots, two score
Squad, the Berkeley County
observers, and in ezcess of 300
sheriff's department, and the
South Carolina Wildlife Depart- personnel of CAP were involved
in the fruitless search.
ment are notified. If it appears
More than 30 planes took part
to be only motor trouble, the
landing operator will make the
and some 100 radio stations,
mobile and fixed, were in use
pick-up. If the beat is capsized
with no persons sighted imme- for the search.
diately, the other agencies are
The search required nearly a

South Carolina Operation
Watches Over Fishermen
MONCK'S CORNER, S.C. -C i v i 1 Air Patrol's Berkeley
County Comp Cq. here has undertaken a special project which
has received the overwhelming
endorsement of both fishermen
in the area and local governmental authorities,
The squadron has begun an
aerial patrol of Lake Moultrie,
a 60,000-acre lake which makes
up part of the gigantic SanteeCooper complex in the southeastern part of the state. The
lake has long been known for its
fishing--and its rapidly-developing storms.
The project had its birth in an
experience of two members of
the local CAP squadron--they
were stranded on a lake with
motor trouble until the wee
hours of the morning.
The schedule for "Operation
Lake Check" calls for flights on
Friday, Saturday. and Sunday
evenings just before sunset. The
flights cover the entire premieter of Lake MouRrie.

KENT, Conn. -- A 13-year-old
Ridgefield girl, a member of
Civil Air Patrol is credited with
using effective first aid in treating a 24-year-old woman bitten
by a poisonous snake here recently.
It was a CAP search and rescue practice mission w h i c h
turned into a frighteningly real
rescue exercise.
Karen Meenan, 24, of Brews t e r, N . Y. , w a s d i s c h a r g e d
from Sharon Hospital after being treated overnight for the
bite. The snake was believed to
have been a timber rattler, a
type known to be found in the
area where the incident occurred.
The girl credited with the first
aid stin~ is Deborah Burnett,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Burnett. She is a student at
East Ridge Junior High.
She and the victim had been
charged with the task of placing
a dummy in the woods of a

state park. The dummy was to
be the target of a practice
search and rescue mission by
the newly-organized Ridgefield
Comp. Sq. of CAP. Both Miss
Meenan and Debbie are members of the unit.
Miss Meenan had been sitting
on a rock and, when she rose,
took only two or three steps
when the reptile struck her.
Both she and Debbie say it was
a timber rattler.
Miss Meenan became dizzy
but told Debbie to cut the fangmarked area with a knife she
was carrying and to apply suction to the area.
The girl carried out the directions even though she became
nauseated herself in the process.
She continued the first aid for
about 4b minutes before she
succeeded in amusing the attention of other members of the
patrol in the park area. At first
they had thought she was fooling them with her cries for help.

Massive CAP Ai,ds
Hunt b Snowb ou,n+d
Fruitless Cattlemen
New Mexico Wing of Civil Air
Patrol has been credited with
helping save the lives of two
cattlemen trapped in heavy blizzards in that state recently.
The two were Louis Ferandez of Springer, N. M., and Ross
Glaze of Muleshoe, Tex. They
left Springer on a cattle-buying
trip to Chama, N. M., and were
scheduled to return the same
day. They became snowbound
when their automobile stalled
five miles south of Chama in
the blizzard.
New Mexico State P o I i c e
asked CAP's New Mexico Wg.
for help in a search for the men
since the blizzard had impeded
ground search operations.
CAP search planes staged an
aerial hunt from a central operating site at Taos, N.M. After a limited time, the mission
was halted until the following
morning because of worsening
weather conditions.
Shortly after the search was
resumed the next day, CAP pilots found the missing pair and
reported their position to New
Mexico State Police. A National
Guard helicopter c r e w performed the rescue.
Nine pilots and 11 observers
participated in the hunt along
with 20 ground personnel.



J A N U A R Y, I ~

(NOTE: The author of the following article is
also a reporter for The Arizona Republic of
Phoenix. He recently returned from an assignment
for that newspaper in Antarctica.)

Story and Pho
I. 0., Group III, Ar

McMURDO STATION, Antarctica--The Civil
Air Patrol is now at the bottom of the world,
represented by two cadet officers attached to the
National Science Foundation's 1968 Antarctic
Research Program.
They are C/Lt. Col. Don W. Sanborne, 20, of
Bangor.Brewer Comp. Sq., Bangor, Maine, and
C/Lt. Col. Jerry D. Fountain, 20, of Evergreen
Comp. Sq., Evergreen, Colo.
Both were selected by National Headquarters as
pioneer representatives of a joint CAP-National
Science Foundation (NSF) project designed to
better acquaint American youth with scientific
research in Antarctica.
Sanborne, who is majoring in civil engineering
at the University of Maine, and Fountain, studying
geophysics at the Colorado School of Mining,
arrived "on the ice" Oct. 22. They will return to
the United States Jan. 13.
They arrived at McMurdo Station, major supply
point for the United States' five permanent inland
stations, aboard an Air Force F-141 Starlifter
which paused at exotic ports of call in Hawaii,
Pago Pago, and Christchurch, New Zealand.
But for both cadets, now straining to grow
beards, their once-in-a-lifetime trip is proving to be
more than simply an opportunity to see new

For now they know what it is like to live during
Antarctica's austral summer when for six months
there is no night and the sun shines 24 hours a
day. In the 50-below-zero temperatures both will
experience during a field trip to inland stations,
they will learn that a minute's carelessness can
produce frostbite and snow blindness.
And on other visits, Sanborne and Fountain
will feel the physical exhaustion that comes with
even slight exertion at stations where pressure
altitudes can run as high as 11,000 feet.
During their three-month tour, the cadets are
working directly alongside NSF teams currently
researching polar weather, the ice-buffed profile
and geological history of Antarctica, low
frequency emissions at the S~>uth Pole, the
physiological makeup of penguins and seals, and
the intriguing theory of continental drift
indicating Antarctica was once part of South
Both cadets are scheduled to visit the end of
the earth, the geographic South Pole where the

ANTARCTIC LOOK-OUT--Fountain, left, and Sanborne
look out over the ice of Ross Sea from the verondah
of the "chalet," headquarters of the National Science
Foundation's 1968 Antarctic Research Program.

..... ~,~ ~ ~ .......

H I S TO R I C H U T- - T h e h u t o f C a p t . R o b e r t F a l c o n S c o t t , w h o d i e d i n A n t a r c t i c a i n
1912 while returning from a trip to the South Pole, stands as it did then. Scott left
this hut at Hut Point, sometimes called Discovery Point, just a 10 minute walk
from McMurdo Station. Scott was beaten to the South Pole by 30 days by Norwegian
explorer Roald Amundsen.

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BURIED STATION--The U. S. scientific station at Byrd,
approximately 700 miles from the South Pole, has been
completely buried beneath the Antarctic snows for
maximum protection against the weather. This photograph shows Navy personnel leaving the underground
entrance for the airstrip nearby.



tographs By
izona Wg., CAP
United States maintains a year-round team of
scientists and Navy personnel in temperatures that
have hit 123 degrees below zero.
And here Fountain and Sanborne can take part
in a traditional South Pole ceremony--trotting
around the pole so they can tell friends back home
they actually ran around the world!
In every conversation with the scientists, the
cadets briefing sheets are coming alive.

PA G E 9


early explorers, Capt. Robert Scott and Ernest
Shackleton at Hut Point, Cape Royds, and Cape
Evans, just a short helicopter ride from McMurdo
At these spots, where now only penguins play,
the huts have been restored just as they were a
half-century ago. At one is a Husky sled dog,
mummified and found frozen on all fours, a chain
leash still attached to his collar. At all shacks are
the sleds, seal-leather clothing and food supplies,
still edible, left by the British explorers in those
heroic years.


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After graduation from college, Fountain hopes
to bring his geophysics degree back to Antarctica.
"This is a fascinating continent and I'm looking
forward to coming back," he said. "I'd like to try
doing some seismic exploration of the continent
below the ice, to go beyond the surface and find
out what this land was like before the snows."

They have learned that this continent of
Antarctica is an ice-covered land mass the size of
the United States and Mexico combined; that 16
nations and 3,000 men are now engaged in
peaceful, scientific research as part of the
Antarctic Treaty ratified by the U.S. in 1961; that
this land contains 90 percent of the world's ice,
which, if melted, could raise the level of the world
oceans by 200 feet.

Although his allegiance is to the National
Science Foundation, Sanborne is impressed by
what the U. S. Navy has brought to Antarctica in
military support of civilian science.

And wl~en Fountain and Sanbome tire of
geography and science, they will visit the huts of

"As long as you just make sure you keep your
back to the wind," he added, "you'll be OK."

"They've got a nuclear power plant here that
di~stils water for McMurdo, and every form of
transportation from dogs to power wagons," he
said. "The equipment is beautiful."

TIME FOR WORK--As part of their duties with the National Science Foundation in Antarctica, C/Lt. Col. Jerry
Fountain, left, and C/Lt. Col. Don Sanborne, right,
p r e p a r e a n R N - 11 0 N o d w e l l T r a n s p o r t e r f o r a t r i p
across the ice.

L O W- L E V E L L O O K - - O n o n e t r i p i n l a n d , b o t h c a d e t s
got this low-level look at enormous Beardmore Glacier
which lies across part of the 800-mile route taken by
explorer Scott in 1912. This view was made from the
window of a C-130 Hercules. The height is deceptive
as each crevasse in the glacier is big enough to hide
the plane.

D O W N TO W N M c M U R D O - - T h i s s t a t i o n i s " h o m e " f o r t h r e e m o n t h s f o r C a d e t s S a m
borne and Fountain. At the end of "Main Street" is the Navy's Chapel of the Snows.
In the background is Observation Hill from which early explorers watched for the
arrival of supply ships. A cross now stands atop the hill. It was erected 511 years ago
by the crew of Capt. Robert Scott to comm emorate his death in Antarctica.

PA G E I 0



California Group Conducts First SAR-CAP

G R O U P 1 7 C A M P AT

TORRANCE, Calif. -- S o u t h
Bay Group 17 of the California
Wg. of Civil Air Patrol, under
the newly-appointed commander, Maj. Hugh M. Cahill, held
its first SAR-CAP recently at
Agua Dulce Airport, 30 miles
from Saugas.
One hundred m e m b e r s of
Group 17, located near Los An.: geles, participated in the simulated search and rescue. Every
phase of he exercise and every
result from the SAR-CAP were
Members of the senior flying
~'~ squadron as well as the five cadet squadrons learned what
people working together as a
team can accomplish.
The mission began on a Friday afternoon as seven aircraft
and ten pilots flew in. They were
met by their ground personnel
who helped them secure the
planes for the night.
Cadets set up the base camp
w i t h s q u a d t e n t s . Tw o fi e l d
ovens with all mess gear, including tanks for washing uten& G U A D U L C E . O N E P L A N E TA X I S I N W H I L E A N ~ TA K I ~ O F F O N S E A R / ~
sils, were readied by Barbara
: A m b l e r.
The members of Senior Flight
Squadron 129 made their communications van ready, setting
up a portable 50-foot radio tower
on a nearby hill.
Next morning the camp was
alive with activity by 5:30. Cadets were awakened for physical training and senior persondampen the spirit and enthu. " ~
nel proceeded with their duties.
siasm of the young people inAfter breakfast, the base was
notified (simulated) that an airUnder the direction of the
craft was missing between Van
squadron commander, 2nd IA.
Nuys and Las Vegas. The pilots
Arthur C.-LeFort of Lynn, and
proceeded to the operations
executive officer. WO Robert
section for briefings and the inRobert Hayes of Allston, the
formation officer notified local
exercise was ,planned, coordiauthorities and surrounding airnated and executed entirely by
ports of the locatnin of the
the cadets, who range in age
search base and objective of
from 13 to 17.
the search.
The exercise was a search for
The pilots were given their
a simulated downed plane, the
search grids and shortly thereobjective being to locate the
._~, after were airborne with their
plane as quickly as possible and
'observers. A~ approximately
bring first aid to those who
3:00 p,m,, the search pilots ramight be aboard.
dioed that the crash location had
been sighted and ground teams
This brought the CAP airplane At Morono Air Pork
were dispatched.
into use with Maj. Carl Platter
Recovery was made and the
of Randolph, commander of
mission ended at 5:00 p.m.
group V. as pilot. He carried
The chaplain of Group 17 conthree CAP cadets with him to
ducted worship services on Sunact as observers.
day morning.
Before the air search could
Approximately 85 cadets and
be completed, ho~gever, t h e
wing headsuarters. Initial briefMARANA AIR PARK, Ariz.
any seniors who wished to parweather became too bad to coning of the staff was held at
-- The annual Air Force Efticipate were taken on orientatinue. The ground rescue team fectiveness Evaluation Test of
Marana Air Park at 8:00 a.m.
tion flights
was then called in to continue
the Arizona Wg, of Civil Air
Saturday. The Civil Defense
The group is planning another
Patrol was held here recently.
problem was submitted at an SAR-CAP at Lake Elsinore. In
the search.
8:00 ,briefing on Sunday.
The park is a former air base
the interim another flying
With information available,
some 20 miles north of Tucson.
All CAP radio messages and squadron is being organized
the rescue team left their base
which will add approximately
Mission coordinator was Lt. other communications started
at Randolph Civil Defense head15 aircraft and 25 personnel to
and ended with the phrase,
Col. Willis Riba, operations ofquarters and headed for the
"This is a Civil Defense test the group.
ficer for Arizona Wg. headBlue Hills. location of the sirnu quarters in Tucson. Some 200
exercise." This was done so
that any non-CAP persons monlated crash.
Civil Air Patrol personnel from
Pair Complete Civil
itoring the CAP frequencies
One of the cadets acted as the throughout the state particiDefense Course
would know there had not been
injured pilot. He was given first pated at their own expense.
a real atomic attack.
ROSEVILLE, Calif. -Two senDuring the test, 20 CAP airaid and brought back to the
Final results of the test will
ior members of Roseville Cadet
craft and numbers of private
not be known until the SouthSq. 146, Ken Benedie tand John
planes were used in addition
west Regional Conference in the
Lodde. have received their diploWhile the field training was
to many CAP ground vehicles.
Spring. The Arizona Wg. has
mas after completing a radiogoing on. the female cadets
The Air Force submitted the
won the trophy for the highest
logical monitoring course sponwere handling communications search and rescue problem to
ratings in the region for five sored by the Placer County Disand administrative work.
CAP on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at
of the past six years.
aster Services Office.

Massachusetts Cadets

Hold Training Mission
RANDOLPH, Mass.--Civil Air
Patrol cadets from the Randolph
Cadet Sq. undertook a voluntary
search and rescue exercise, designated SARTRAIN I, on a recent weekend.
Despite rainy, cloudy, damp
weather, nothing seemed to

Gi es Awards
To Florida Trio
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Air Force
Maj. Gen. Walter . Putnam,
Civil Air Patrol's national commander, conferred awards recently on one senior and two
cadet members of the Florida


CAP's highest cadet honor.
the Falcon Award, went to CAP
Ist Lt. Frederic G. Winter Jr.
of Naples, Fla.. while Cadets
Glen R. Morris of Miami and
Nary S. Ruzycki of North Miami each received the Spaatz
Award. All three are students
at the University of Florida.
Cadet Morris is the 71st recipient and Cadet Ruzycki is the
73rd recipient (and the sixth
girl) of the Spaatz Award.
Lieutenant Winter is a rated
pPot and licensed radio operator.
Cadet Morris is a member of
the Gainesville Cadet Sq. Cadet
Ruzycki is a member of Headquarters Cadet Sq.
The awards were presented
at a Florida Wg. conference.

Annual Effectiveness Tests
Staged By Arizona Wing



M A RY L A N D C D T E S T- - I n t h e A i r c r a f t C l e a r a n c e O f fi c e , l e f t p h o t o ,
Capt. Stan Moyer and Lt. "Speed" Sitter confer on the course to be
flown during recent Civil Defense mission held in Maryland. Standing
behind them is Maj. William J. Curran. In photo at right, members of


the Maryland Wg. await instructions during the test, based at Cumberland, Md. In the photo are ground rescue vehicles, the Maryland Wg.
ambulance and a communications van.

Maryland Stages Annual Civil Defense Test
BALTIMORE, Md.- "Everyone worked hard to make the
mission a success," according to
Capt. Ed Smith, mission commander.
The mission was the annual
statewide Civil Defense Evaluation .Mission. held recently from
Cumberland Airport, Cumberland, Md. The mission, No.
79-I0-68, also known as "Mission Almost Impossible," was
evaluated at 96 percent.
The simulated situation was
as follows: A nuclear explosion
had occurred m the Wa~shington,
D. C., az~a. Duiles international

Airport was completely wiped

The Civil Defense agency reout. Winds from the south-south- quested the Maryland Civil Air
Patrol to provide: air monitorwest were causing possible falling of all state and federal highout to the north and east of
ways; personnel to direct traffic
Washington, affecting the greatshould highways become coner portion of the eastern part of gested during evacuation of
Maryland, through to the central cities; ground rescue teams to
part of the state and reaching assist should an emergency occur: samples of water from
almost to the Frederick area.
storage sheds, rivers and lakes;
Hagerstown and Cumberland,
Md., were open. All airports in -samples of fuel from fuel storthe state were subject to high age areas; emergency transporradiation. Communications had tation for supplies and personbeen interrnupted in all areas.
nel; and radio communications
All highways leading from the to relay all required messages
Washington area were jammed to and from Civil Defense Headand aLmost impassebie.

Within a few hours after the 17; Eastern Baltimore Comp.
explosion, planes were in the air Sq., 4; Frederick Comp. Sq., 21;
Gwynn Oak Comp. Sq., 8;
with observers keeping a sharp
l o o k o u t f o r t r a f fi c j a m s a n d Hagerstown C o m p. Sq., 12;
o t h e r emergencies. On the Hamden-Woodberry Comp. Sq.,
ground, medical teams, ground one; Howard Comp. ~q., 15; Lanrescue teams, radiation teams, ham Cadet Sq., 14; Vfontgomery
Senior Sq., 14; Prince George's
and communications t e a m s
were ready to go when called.
Comp. Sq., 17; Ri~era Beach
Two hundred sixty-three CAP C o m p . S q . , o n e ; S t . M a r y ' s
members turned out for the test. Comp. Sq. 3; Suburban Comp.
Units represerded were: AnSq., 8; a~l Towson Comp. Sq.,
napolis Comp. Sq. with 10 peo15.
ple on duty; Bethesda-Chevy
Maryland Groups IV, V, VIII
Chase Cadet Sq. with 18; Bowieand XII were represented by
Belair Comp. Sq., 10; Carroll
one member each. Maryland
Cadet Sq., 12: Catonsville Comp.
Wg. headquarters had 29 members on duty with the mission.
Sq., 8; Cundmrland Croup. Sq.,

Alabama Cadets Veteran Pilot Declares
Hold Encampment If I Went Down, Rangers 'Would Find Me"
M O N T G O M E R Y, A l a . - Twelve cadets from the Maxwell Cadet and Selma Comp.
Squadrons of the Alabama Wg.
completed a Type B encampment at Gunter AFB recently.
Spread over three weekends,
the encampment schedule included orientation flights in
Army National Guard helicopters, instruction in search and
rescue and Civil Defense activities, and classes in survival
and woodsmanship skills.
On the agenda also was a
tour of the Semi-Automatic
Ground Environment (SAGE)
center of the Aerospace Defense Command's 32nd Air Division, located at Gunter.
Five senior members of the
Maxwell Cadet Sq. served on
the encampment staff and directed cadet activities. Second
Lt. Glenn Knight was encampment commander with Cadet
Charles T. Brown heading the
Other cadets participating
were Charles E. Schroll, John
T. Thompson, James Spikes,
John H. Price, Eleanor Brown.
John E. Cumbie. Patrick Durden, Stanley Henderson. James
Locke, William Overstreet, and
Richard Shortridge.

I have to go down in a plane,
I just hope I'm fortunate enough
to be somewhere over Pennsylvania.., and live. They'd find
That is the opinion of one
v e t e r a n L e h i g h Va l l e y p i l o t
about the training given Civil
Air Patrol ground search and
rescue teams in the Pennsylvania Wg. The teams, known
as Rangers, have been rated by
Air Force evaluating officers as
"the finest in the nation."
The Pennsylvania Wg. long
has specialized in ground search
and rescue work. The Ranger

teams are rated each year
through competitive examinations. They are tested on their
ability to reach a crashed plane
in the minimum of time -winter and summer, on their
ability to provide first aid to
casualties, an woedsmanship,
map reading, communications
(all teams are radio-equipped),
and physical fitness to perform
under adverse weather conditions.
The annua,l test to find the
top team in thte state was held
recent!y at Raymond B. Winter
State Park in the central part
of the state.
Teams entered in competition

They Also Climb[longtitudereCeived onlYof thethepark,'latitUdenot andthe
NEW CORK -- Manhattan name of the park, site of a simresidents are oRen called "cliff u~ated plane crash. A time limit
was set to reach the location.
dwellers" but most of them
~ever climb anything higher
The competition was carried
~lan a flight of stairs.
out under the direction of Lt.
Me'nbers of Manhattan CaCol. John McNabb of Philaet ,~ l- IV proved recently that delphia. Wing Ranger team co~aey can climb something else.
"m adets attended a ground
The team entered from Lehigh Valley was declared the
ien ~tio~ course in the Bear
' o r e a i n a r e a . T h e y w e r e winner, according to Colonel
,'no~g those who scaled the McNabb, and will be recognized
as the best CAP ground search

and rescue outfit in the stats.
The team was composed of
members of the Allentown Optimist Comp. Sq. and Bethlehem
Comp. Sq. and was made up of
12 cadets and a senior officer.
Cadets from the Allentown
Sq. were John Petrilla, Jacob
Mellner, S t e v e n Schwartz,
Michael Gubich, Robert Kostka,
Dennis Mulhollem, Jan Erdman
and Joseph Green. Bethlehem
cadets were Raymond Young,
Jerald Kametz, Fred Crialerro
and Joseph Zylwitis. Two Allen.

town cadets, Tom Davis III and
George Romberger, were held
as reserves as the state park
The Lehigh Valley team received a competitive rating of
81.03 out of a possible 100 points.
Second place team was entered
from the Scranton-Wilkes Barre
The winning Lehigh Valley
team will be host at the annual awards dinner in March.
It will be held in the Allentown area.

Airport Buzzes With Activity
During Ranger SAR Mission
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- Erwinna Airport buzzed with activity recently when the Doylestown Comp. Sq. held a two-day
practice search and rescue mission for its Ranger team.
The mission was conducted in
the wooded area surrounding
t b e nermally-quiet airstrip,
ideal for the purpose.
Communication e q u i pment was moved into the area

for the test and tents erected
from which the operation was
Cadets practiced navigation,
communications, first aid and
rope rapelling of simulated casualties.
WO John Wampfler, a pilot in
the Dcylestown Sq., flew practice missions in a simulated
aerial search. His aircraft is
hangared at Erwinna Airport.



D. Harold Byrd


Renews Award

(NOTE: The following article by Mrs. Walter B.
Putnam, wife of the National Commander, is the first
of a regular series which will appear each month in
Civil Air Patrol News. In addition, the News wlll pubfish a feature about Mrs. Putnam in the next issue.)
I wish to extend greetings to each member of Civil Air
Patrol in this, my first communication.
When General Putnam became your National Commander, I, too, wanted ot serve in CAP with him, and
have recently become a member of the National Headquarters Membership Unit.
As the New Year begins, I anticipate challenging and
rewarding experiences from participating in the events
programmed for 1969.
It is gratifying to learn that women play an important
role in CAP and that many of them are holding responsible
positionsJ~hree colonels who are wing commandants and
several lieutenant colonels serve on region staffs in various
staff positions.
During the past years, I have had the opportunity to
volunteer for duties in other worthwhile organizations (Red
Cross, Air Force Wives Clubs, etc.) and have derived much
pleasure and satisfaction from this work.
I am happy and proud to be a part of another voluntary
group and will endeavor to contribute to this great organization as well as benefit from my efforts.
The "Women in CAP" can do much to enhance the
image of Civil Air Patrol.


PENNSYLVANIA AWARDS--Pennsylvania Congressman.Edward G. Biester Jr., left, pins communications
specialty badge on Capt. Joseph C. Cianci, commander
of Doylestown Comp. Sq. 907 at the observance of the
squadrons' second anniversary. Looking on is Mrs.
Cianci. The captain received nine CAP ribbons and
awards at the ceremony. Congressman Biester was
guest speaker at the anniversary observance. (Photo
courtesy Daily Intelligencer.)


~i~,il'¸!I~ ~:~,


CADETS MEET STAR--Show business personality Bob
Cummings took time out of a busy schedule recently to
meet three cadets from Nassau Comp. Sq., Farmingdale, N.Y., to talk about his favorite hobby, flying.
Above, Mr. Cummings, star of screen, TV, and stage,
talks with cadets Peter Schleichkorn, Susan Arreoia,
and Robert Howell.



~MM~EE -- Lt. Col.

Stephen E. Mills is new
commander of the Washington Wg., succeeding
Col. Roger A. Guilmett. A
veteran of World War H,
Colonel Mills is the son of
famed Alaskan bush pilot
Steve Mills.

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Col.
D. Harold Byrd, a resident of
Dallas, Tex., and a long-time
member of Civil Air Patrol, has
renewed his award for the Outstanding Wing Commander of
the Year.
Colonel Byrd, C h a i r m a n
Emeritus of CAP, made the announcement at the recent Nat i o n a 1 Executive Committee
meeting here at National Headquarters of CAP. He attended
the December gathering for the
first time in some years.

Lawton Familiar
To CAP Member
HOUSTON, Tex. -- A female
CAP member, Michael T. Pllner, a first lieutenant in the
Thunderbird Comp. Sq. here, is
becoming familiar with Lawton,
Lieutenant Pliner first attended the flying encampment at
Lawton in 1966 where, as a cadet, she earned her glider pilot
license. She returned to the encampment in ~ where she
earned her private pilot license.
A Spaatz Award winner, she
served as cadet colonel and cadet commander of the encampment.
In 1968. she was back at Lawton again--this time as senior
deputy commander and infermation officer. She was escort
officer, chaperon and adviser
to those attending the encampI ment. including three female cadets in the Solo Flight Course.

Is Confirmed
TI~UCKEE. Callf.--Lt. Ralph
Herbison. commander of the
Truckee Senior Sq., has realfirmed the existence of the
pilot scholarship established by
his unit in February, 196/.
The scholarship will be awarded to an outstand~g boy or
girl cadet of the TA-V~. -HOE
Sq. The winner will Be selected
from among those nominated
by the squadron eomm~nder.
The flying scholarship consists of I0 hours of flying time.
private pilot ground school instructions, and private pilot air
instructions by Lt. Leon Brinkley, commander of the TA-VADHOE sq.
Although both of these squadtons are located and operate in
the Lake Tahoe-Truckee-Donner area of California, they are
part of the Nevada Wg. with
headquarters in /tens.

The award, t~500 in cash, will
be presented for the calendar
year 1969 to the outstanding
wing commander. In past years,
Colonel Byrd has made such
an award also to the outstanding senior member and outstanding cadet of the year. The
present award is lmited to wing
Oflman. industrialist, Texas
c~tt]eman. Colone| Byrd Is on
the board of directors of more
th~n a dozen comuanles, including Ling-Temco-Vought. Space
Corp., Delhl-Australia, D. H.
Byrd Enterprises Inc., and
C~l'ed a "man of action,**
Colonel Bw'd he]ned found Civil
Air Patrol in 1.941. ~ust six days
b~rore Pear~ Harbor. and has
maintained his interest in the
organization ever since. He
served ng its National Chairman
in 1959-1960.


Va. Assists
Snowball'- "
RICHMOND, Va.- The Virginia Wing of Civil Air Patrol
again participated in early December in "Operaton Snowball." an annual program to
provide entertainment and refreshments for patients in Virginia mental hospitals.
The project involved flying a
complete show, including entertainers and equipment, from the
Richmond area to other parts of
the state and then staging the
show at mental institutions.
Some 75 CAP members in Virginia took part in the operation,
supplying all surface transportation between airports and hospitals and setting up a massive
communications network over
the state to coordinate movements of the aircraft and people involved.
Others sponsoring the operation included Richmond Area
Mental Health Association; Virginia State Corporation Commission, Division of Aeronautics;
Virginia Life Underwriters Associ,ation; and Tri-Chapter First
Aid Instructors Club. L o c a 1
mental health associations in
the area of the various hospitals
joined in the program.
The operation staged shows
at eigh~ different locations in
two days' time .and also provided stimulus for the collection of
Christmas gifts for the patients
and Christmas cards for their
personal use.

ENLISTEE -- Parkville
Sq. of Maryland Wg. has
sent one of its members,
Cadet Mary C. Cooper, to
active duty with the Air
Force. She plans to study
radar and radio following
basic training and enter
the air traffic control field.

Doylestown Sr.
Nets CAP Award
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- First
Lt. Doris M. C, ensler, information officer of the Doylestown
Comp. Sq., received the CAP
Membership Award recently after passing the test in Phase 1I
of the senior educational program.
The study includes the history,
growth and significance of aerospace affairs, the influence of
aviation and space technology
on human events, history and
organization of CAP, character
and citizenship training, in addition to various aspects of
aerospace power and research.
Lieutenant Gensler, a flight
nurse in World War II and now
a registered nurse in private
life, has taught first aid to
new squadron members since
joining herself in mid-1967.
Her son, Cadet Charles Gensler, a student at Central Bucks
High School, received the Lindbergh Award in the same ceremony.


. . . .



A R O U N D ~ N AT I O N - U S A P A I C r t u e l s A .
Vaugl~an, former member of the L. G. Hanscom Field,
Mass., Comp. Sq., was slated to report for duty in Southeast
Asia, after three years with Civil Air Patrol. He served as
flight commander and cadet-in-charge of recruiting... Another former Hanscomb member, Louis G. Chinetti, is serving a tour with USAF at Luke AFB, Ariz .... Mnj. Jcannle
Maire, 15-year veteran of Civil Air Patrol, has been named
temporarily to replace It. Col. Alfred C. Den as commander of Frederick Comp. Sq., Md. Colonel Donn has
accepted a position with East Coast Air Races, Inc .... Allaround excellence in military and Civil Air Patrol phases
of conduct have earned C/MSgr. Chris Allison of the DayI ton (Ohio) Gentile Comp. Sq. the "Cadet of the Quarter"
LEARNING BY DOING- CAP cadets work with Air Force personnel to get firstaward... C/TSgt. Jim Oisen of the Auburn, Wash., Comp.
hand instruction on satellites and computers. From left are: Cadet Lyndsay Campen,
Sq. recently became a member of the USAF Aerospace
CAP; SSgt. Royce E. Burgess, USAF; Cadets Robert Gimbel and Tony Galie, CAP
team, is now undergoing basic training at Lackland AFB,
2nd Lt. Paul J. Vflk, USAF; and Cadet Mike Hartmaier, CAP.
Tex .... At the conclusion of the Pennsylvania Wing Ofricers Candidate School, C/Ist It. Gary J. Kirkpatriek of
Bradford Woods, Pa., was named for the Air Force Association Excellence Award. Frank F. Fork, Pennsylvania
Secretary of State, presented the honor . . . Cadets of Sq.
44, California Wing, recently received tour of McCellan
AFB, Calif., saw closeup of F-111 and inside of C-124 Globemaster... Visit to NASA Manned Space Center was highBy MaJ. Joseph J. Stanley, CAP
Visitors to the tracking room
1961, is expected to last until light of visit to Houston by members of the Potomac Sq.
of West Virginia. Flight was arranged by Commander RobNew Jersey Wing I.O.
see a series of large consoles
7651 before deteriorating.
ert S. Byers and flown by West Virginia Air National
with a vast array of buttons
Keeping track of satellites Guard... Cadets Cal Horvath, Blissfleld, Mich., Theodore
U.S. Air Force's 17th Surveil- and radar screens. When satand forwarding Information to Mayer, Philippines, and Michael Walker, McAllen, Tex.,
lance Sq., w h i c h operates
e l l i t e i s b e i n g t r a c k e d , a Colorado Springs is a daily task [mve successfully completed solo flights and have been
Moorestown Spaeetrack Faciliawarded solo wings in special ceremonies at Harlingen
ty, has established a unique "doughnut" appears on the
for Air Force technicians at the AFB, Tex. It's a first step toward obtaining their private
aerospace education program in screen and the Air Force op- tracldng station.
licenses through the CAP-sponsored aerospace science procooperation with the nearby erator '*marks'* the target. ImDuring the chsses. CAP per- gram at the private prep school... Bethesda-Chevy Cadet
Lenape Comp. Sq., a unit of the mediately series of buttons
sonnel have learned that the Sq. of Maryland recently .participated in the River Comp.
New Jersey Wing of Civil Air
are pushed and all data canThanksgiving Parade . . Cadets of Middle
cerning the satellite being
"ball" housing the large an- Sq., White Marsh, Md., recently completed five-week standRespeumible for the 4zrngram tracked .is oomputerised and
tonna is 13 Nociu ~ove.f!~r . ami first aid course from the Middle River Volunteer Amis Air Force Mj. Andrew W. forwarded to the space defense level and is built of 1.646 plastic bulance Corps .... C/Znd It. Dale Brlekman, commander
McCauley, operations office at center in Colorado Springs, honeycomb panels able to with- of the Great Falls, Mont., award winning drill team, restand winds up to 130 roles per
the spacetrack facility. He had Colo.
cently received the Billy Mitchell Award from CeL Rick.
approval from Air Force
During the recent journey of
ard T. King, Montana Wing commander... The Remmertsources before beginning the Apollo 7. USAP personnel at the
They have become familiar Werner hangars at Lammbert-St. Louis Municipal
center kept busy tracking the with USAF operational facilities were opened recently to members of the St. Louis Comp.
Under the p rogram, interest- progress of the spacecraft to of the Space Defense Center Sq. I during a tour of that facility . . . A trio of Coles
and with the approximately 1,- County, Ill., cadets recently scored a first at the summer
ed CAP personnel attend regu- report any activity l~rom nearby
lar sessions at the facility to objects which might have inter- 300 man-made objects in nearly encampment. David Alien, Michael Ball mad Stem HatflH
gain more knowledge of aero- feted w~th the smooth operation perpetual orbit of the earth.
became the first members from that unit to aUznd an enspace and of outer space pro- of the flight.
Major McCauley says he Is campment . . . The Bothell Comp. Sq., Wash., has angrams. CAP cadets and senior
In addition to other informa- proud of the opportunity to pass
nounced the following promotions: James T. Fmlsley, acting
members visit the tracking sta- tion, technicians at the center along his knowledge to the incadet commander; Michael Lnckle, acting cadet commandtion every other Tuesday evekeep a computerized catalog of
terested CAP people. Par~cuer; Robert Beekstrem, acting cadet flight sergeant;
ning to learn the history and objects in space. They claim
larly encouraging, he says, Is George Fries, acting cadet communications officer; and
fundamentals of space science, that some of these objects will
the number of CAP youths,
Bill Stoelt, acting cadet supply sergeant. In addition, Cadet
stay up for thousands of years. ranging in agl~ from 13 to 18.
ranging from the speculations
Luclde has been named member of the Washington Wing
of such men as Plato. Coperni- The Explorer 16 s a t e ! 11 t e. who are eager to learn about Search and Rescue Team... Brig. Gen. Lyle Curie, CAP,
cus, and Galileo to the latest launched in December, 1962, is the universe, and their interest- former national beard chairman and first chairman to wear
developments in the man-on-the- expected to last until the year ing questions asked during the the rank of brigadier general, now has a Civil Air Patrol
4207 and Telstar I, put up since
moon project.
unit named in his honor. The new squadron is operating
out of Sacramento, Calif., Municipal Airport. It is called
Classes are conducted under
General Castle Cadet Sq. I, under the command of Capt.
the supervision of Major McIn Pennsylvania
Cauley, using slides and texts
Richard E. Russell . . . North Allegheny, Pa., High School
Studevt Council recently sponsored a "We Love America"
from his book. "From The Man
campaign, intended to show that today's youth do respect
In The Moon To The Man On
traditions and heritage of a great nation and are willing
The Moon." Theories are traced
to do something positive to prove it. North Hilk Cadet Sq.
step-by-steo, beginning as far
was singled out to take part in the activities because a high
back as 4000 B.C.
percentage of squadron cadets are also students at the
During t h e course, such
school . . . In D/inois, Cadet It. Col. Benjamin Sutter and
strange words as "hyperbola,"
an optional around-the-world ex- Cadet Ist Lt. Edward SacMey reportedly have become the
"parabola." "epicyclic" and than 100 members of Civil Air
first cadets in the wing to receive the coveted Meritorious
"eccentric motion" b e c o m e
The second section, the 1969
Patrol's Aerospace Education
Service award. The cadets earned the honor for outstanding
commonplace. USAF and NaInternational Aerospace Educa- work in connection with organizing the 1968 Illinois Cadet
tional Aeronautics and Space Association (CAP-AEA) w i I l
tors Seminar, will be sponsored
Conference. Sutter attends the University of Illinois while
Administration films are inter- combine aerospace studies with jointly by CAP-AEA and Midmixed as part of the class in- a tour of Europe next summer. dle Tennessee State University, Sackley is a member of Evanston Cadet Sq .... A Civil Air
Patrol semi-informal dining-out for 120 cadets and guests
The workshop planned by Murfreesboro, Tenn. This group of the Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, Cadet Sq. was held at the
After class sessions, CAP CAP-AEA will be in two secwill depart from Washington.
Elmendorf NCO Open Mess, and was the first dining-out
personnel are given an oppor- tions. The first, the internation- D.C., on July 14. 1969 for a to honor the cadet squadron. Cadet Ist It. Michael A. Swanitunity to visit the tracking room al Aerospace Workshop, will be
four-week tour of seven Eurogan was presented the CAP Amelia Earhart award while
where outer space activity is
sponsored jointly by CAP-AEA pean countries.
Cadet MSgr. Larry C. Gray got the Gen. Billy Mitchell
monitored by computers and and Weber State College, Ogden.
Graduate credit will be given Award and with it promotion to cadet second lieutenant...
electronic eqt~ipment. Here caUtah This group will depart
by both schools. Applicants Four senior members of the St. Petersburg Cadet Sq. redets sit side-by-side with USAF
from New York in late June, must be members of CAP-AEA cently provided assistance to the "Hurricane 200," handling
personnel, learning the basics
1969. for a four-week tour of
and be acceptable to the ap- communications during the race held at the Stowaway Cave
of how a satellite is tracked.
nine European countries, with
propriate school.

Air Force, CAP Unit Cooperate
In Aerospace Education Course

Educators Plan Tour
Joined With Studies




For Arkansas Wing

Cadets Build Transceivers

By 1st. Lt. It. C. Wilson
Arkansas Wg., !.0.
LITTLE ROSK, Ark. -- First
Civil Air Patrol wing in the nation with a radio network composed completely of single sideband transceivers! That is the
goal of Col. Bob James, Arkansas Wg. commander, and Capt.
Dennis Gray, assistant wing
communications officer.
In keeping with this goal,
Captain Gray has adjusted and
delivered 20 HeathkR transceivers and 20 power packs to
various Arkansas squadrmm,

The transceivers were built
by cadets from the Little Rock
a n d Jacksonville Composite
Squadrons during the late stunmer and early fall. "De.bugging" and delivery of the last
sets has now been completed.
Captain Gray, who is chief
electronics technician for Fan'Iron Corp. of Little Rock, directed building of the sets, using the assembly-line technique.
"G4rls are usually better than
boys at this type of work." he
explained and offered to hire

they want to go to work."
Communications p e r s o nnel from Southwest Regional
headquarters observed some of
the circuit boards, used in assembly of the sets. during a
SAR-Test at Camden, Ark. They
marveled at what they called
"the professional quality of the
The Arkansas network, on the
air at 7:30 each .morning, already is using the compl~
transceivers. Remits have been
excellent, it il reported.

RECEPTION LINE--The reception line at cocktail buffet for NEC members at recent meetk~ talce time ~'t
for a moment of talk. At left, Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putn~a, National Commander, emphasizes a point for Mrs.
F. Wa r d R e i l l y, w i f e o f t h e C h a i r m a n o f t h e N a t i o n a l
Board. Others are former Chairman of the National
Board D. Harold Byrd, Mrs. Putnam, and General



Gray shows Cadet Ann
Wo o t e n p r o p e r s o l d e r i n g

NEARLY COMPLETE -- Little Rock Comp. Sq. cadets
work on nearly complete transceivers. They are, from
left, Doug Toilet, Kathy Herrington, and Lynn Troutma~

Record Is Impressive
For Texas Squadron
H O U S T O N , Te x . - A n i m - det Leadership School at Reno
pressive record of cadet repre- t h i s p a s t s u m m e r. H e i s a
sentation at nationally sponthree-year member and now
sored special activities thispast
serves as executive officer.
year has bees established by the
And two Thunderbird Sq. caThunderbird Comp. Sq. here.
dets were chosen to attend
C/Capt. Tommy Scott, fourCivil Air Patrol's first Aeroyear member of the squadron space Career Counselling Semiand now military education of.
nar at Maxwell AFB, Aia. They
ricer, was chosen among the
were C/Sgt. Phil Fusilier, 16,
fl i g h t l e a d e r, a n d c / w e B i l l
172 outstanding cadets from
Hyes, 17, adjutant.
throughout the nation to participate in the International Air
Cadet Exchange, spending a New
tour in Ottawa, Montreal and
Another is C/Maj. Randy
Stalnaker. 18, who earned his
private pilot's license at the naMAXWELL AFB, Aia. -- A
tional cadet flying encampnew Civil Air Patrol guide,
ment, held at Lawton. Okla.
"CAP Guide For Air Crews in
And the year before he earned Search and Rescue," has been
his private glider's license at
completed and is now being
the lying encampment at Reno,
distributed to all units of the
Nev. He now serves as cadet organization.
commander and is a representThe new guide, dated Novemative to the Texas Wing Adber, 1968, supersedes the edivisory Council.
tion of Sept. 3, 1968. which is
On the distaff side, C/Sgt. obsolete and should he deJudith Wilson assistant adstroyed.
jutant, represented the wing at
The guide lists requirements
the American Airlines Steward- for aircrews engaged in search
ess School at Ft. Worth. where and rescue, cites aircrew acshe studied along with potential
tions, gives outlines of how air
airline hostesses.
searches are to be conducted.
gives information on signals
A veteran of three summer
encampments, C/Capt. Dean
and signalling, and tips on surStockweB attended the first Ca- vival.


On Surch, Rescue
Being Distributed

Colo. Cadets
Get Flight
ENT AFB, Colo. -- An annual scholarship of ~ has
been established here to provide
flight tra/ning for Civil Air Patrol cadets f r o m Colorado
Springs, location of this base.
The fund was establ/shed by
SSgt. Lawrence L. Lees who
was with the Air Force's 460¢gb


CONGRATULATIONS- Holiday Inns of America honored Civil Air Patrol's 27th anniversary with signs like
t h i s a t a l l i t s l o c a t i o n s a c r o s s t h e c o u n t r y. T h e fi r m ,
which calls itself "The Nation's Innkeeper," has 1,000
such motels in all sections of the nation.

CAP Flier Now Air Force Pilot
EUGENE, Ore. -- Phillip S.
Groshong realized a long-time
goal recently when be was

Air Base Wg. at Ent for the
past 15 months.
"Except for CAP's annual
summer flying programs, open
to several hundred cadets, not
many others have an opportunity to learn to fly," said Sergeant
Lees who will be going to Southeast Asia in January.
He said that in his time with
the Colorado Springs Comp. Sq.
he had found only one cadet
taking flying lessons. This cadet, learning to fly sailplanes,
was using all the money he
could earn to pay for the lessons.
Cadets who apply for assistance under the new scholarship
will be selected by a board appointed by the local CAP commander. They must be 16½ and
must pass the Federal Aviation
Administration physical examination.
Girls will also be considered.
but on an alternate year basis.
The 1969 recipient will be male.


S PA AT Z W I N N E R - C/Capt. Stephen A. Druzak, Wenatchee Comp. Sq.
recently became the first
c a d e t i n t h e Wa s h i n g t o n
Wg. of CAP and the 69th
nationwide to win the
S p a a t z Aw a r d . A s t u d e n t
at St. Martin's College,
O l y m p i a , Wa s h . , h e w i l l
receive a commission in
the U.S. Air Force when
graduated next
he is

awarded the wings of an Air
Force pilot. A long-time veteran
of Civil Air Patrol, he originally
joined Mahion Sweet Sq. here
in 1960.
While a cadet, he was active
in many special activities, ineluding six summer encampments and the first Flying Encampment at Elmira, N.Y., in
After'returning from Flying
Encampment, he joined the staff
of Oregon Group One, beconflng
the Group's emergency scrvices
officer. As a senior member, he
participated in the 1967 Flying
He was rated CAP mission pilot before entering the Air Force
in 1967. He earned his Air Force
commission .through ROTC at
the University of Oregon. He entered p~lot training at Williams
AFB, Ariz., after entering the
His assignment is as an F-4C


Civil Air Patrol
Is A Proud
Organization !
Wear Your Uniform
Proudly, Too!

J A N U A RY, 1 9 0

PA G E I $


They Saved My Life,
Says 6onnecticutMan
day's rain, they scouted the
(New Britain, Conn., Herald)
PLAINVILLE, Conn.--'Tm so area. "We established the calls
grateful to them.., they saved were coming from the other side
of the river, went back to camp
my life . . . I offered them alfor lights and equipment and
most anything but they just
said, "Be happy with your fam- our boat," the senior officer
ily,' " James Yost of Rockville said.
told the Herald recently in comThey crossed the river and
menting on a dramatic rescue disembarked to find themselves
by three members of the Plain- in a swamp. "We took extra
v i l l e C i v i l A i r P a t r o l ( N o t e : precautions," Urso continued,
Plainville Cadet Sq.).
"and urged the man to keep holThe 33-year-old father of two lering."
small children choked with emoIn the interim, Yost said he
tion sevearl times in telling of travelled in circles and lost his
MOTINElt MISSING -- Only the mother is missing from
how a friend's prank of dropt h i s p o r t r a i t o f t h e C . F. B r o w n f a m i l y b u t t h e n M r s .
sense of direction completely.
ping him off at the side of a
Brown is not a member of CAP like the rest of them.
highway early one Saturday due to the blackness of the
F r o m l e f t a r e E l l i e , C h a r l e s , A n d r e w, a n d M r. B r o w n .
night, miles from home, almost night. "I got awful tired and
ended in disaster.
rested once but it was so cold
Involved in the rescue from a and wet and I was covered with
swamp in the Natchaug River
mud . . . I kept yelling because
area (near the town of Chaplin)
were Maj. James Ursa, Alfred I thought some hunters might
Nesser and Kenneth Lindskog, be around . . ."
When the CAP found him,
the latter two students at Plainvilie High School.
membership was sister ~'Uie
Yost was waist-deep in muck,
MONTCd)MERY, Ala. -- To
The two youths were undergo- Urso reported. A careful examithe C. E. Brown family, Civil who has recently completed
Phase I of the cadet program.
ing CAP ~ralning under their
Air Patrol is truly a family afnation with lights of the immeBrother Andrew, too young
senior officer, a routine procefair.
dure on weekends at a camp in diate area disclosed several
to be a cadet, was listed as an
firm spots and the man who said
Cadet Warrant Officer
associate member and accomthe nor~ern part of the state.
Charles T. Brown was the first
panies the squadron on almost
he had almost given up hope
Near midnight Saturday, Urso
of the clan to become a memevery activity.
said they heard yelling and
was rescued.
ber of the Maxwell Cadet Sq.
In the area of assignments,
calls for "help." In pitch darkAt 2:00 a.m., Urso bundled
at nearby Maxwell Air Force
the Browns do well also. Cadet
ness" and woods soaked with the
Yost into his car and drove him Base. Cadet Brown joined about WO Brown served as squad
home to his wife and family, a a year ago and, through ac- leader, flight sergeant, assistant
Qkla._Meet Teaches d i s t a n c e o f ~ m e . . ~ . m i l e s . celerated study, _recently be- conununications officer a n d
"Mrs. Yost was worried . . .
came the flrs~ member of the communications officer before
Admin. Functions
she was planning to call the pounit to earn the cadet warrant
being named cadet commander
officer rank.
TINKER AFB, Olda. -- Okla- lice when we arrived," the maThrough his desire to improve
jor said.
The major Is one of the
homa Wg. of Civil Air Patrol
the squadron, particularly in
A plumber by trade, Yost said
squadron's pilots, an instructor.
held a training seminar in Dethe area of aerospace educathe most memorable part of the
and aerospace education officember for approximately 150
rescue was the teenagers follow- t i o n , C a d e t B r o w n g o t h i s cer. He also served as special
members from throughout the ing orders with a "Yes sir, no
father interested in the pro- assistant to the squadron comstate.
sir, yes sir . . ."
gram. The titular head of the
mander and special projects ofPurpose of the seminar was
Brown family is a retired Air ricer.
"Isn't it nice," he concluded,
to provide training in various
"that in today's world where so Force major who wears the
Cadet Elie Brown was female
administrative and operational
many young people get into
wings of a command pilot and
squad leader within the profunctions of CAP. Lectures and trouble and destroy things that currently is employed as a conbationary flight and now works
discussions were conducted by there are two boys who rememtroller with the FAA RAPCON
as an administrative assistant.
memlmrs of the Air Force, Air ber to say 'sir' to an older perfacility at Maxwell.
Associate Member Andrew,
Force Reserve and CAP.
son . . .
The next Brown to join the
who has completed the Phase I
training requirements, is unofficially ksown as the unit "Morale NCO."
The only family holdout is
Mrs. Brown who explains that
Ironing uniforms, cleaning field
equipment, and keeping track
of textbooks and ribbons for
three CAP members is a big
enough assignment, but the
pressure from the home front
is still on.

CAP Family A flair
For Maxwell Brood

Montana Senior
Attends Course

CAP LEADERS MEET--Members of CAP's National Executive Committee joined Air
F o r c e M a j . G e n . Wa l t e r B . P u t n a m , c e n t e r, n a t i o n a l c o m m a n d e r, i n g r e e t i n g M o n t c r y, A l a . , s o c i e t y a t a b u ff e t a n d c o c k t a i l r e c e p t i o n r e c e n t l y a t G u n t e r A F B , A l a .
Shown with General Putnam are, from left, Col. Paul W. Turner, national finance ofricer; Brig. Gen. F. Ward Reilly, CAP, national board chairman; Col. Cecil Whelen,
c h a i r m a n e m e r i t u s , a n d L t . C o l . S t e v e N e e l y, n a t i o n a l c o n t r o l l e r. T h e N E C w a s
introduced to some 300 civic leaders at the black tie affair.

Paul Lentz Jr., member of Great
Falls Comp. Sq.. recently completed the Civil Defense course,
"Radiological Monitoring for Instructors."
The week-long course was condncted by the Continuing Education Program at Montana State
University. Graduates of the
course are qualified to instruct
and certify radiological monitors for Civil Defense and CAP.

Roll Call
LONDON, Ky. -- When someone mentions things being
'*Gray" in London Comp. Sq..
they are not referring to the
mood of the 75 personnel but
to the roll call on Monday
There are a number of Grays
on the list.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. {]ray
Jr. -- better known to the squadton as Major Gray and Capt.
Ruth T. Gray -- joined Deering Sq. of CAP at Portland,
Me., in 1953 when their two sons
were 5 and 4 years old.
In 1957 they transferred to
Tennessee Wg..Headquarters,
then in 1960 to Worcester, Mass.,
In 1961, their oldest son,
Steve, then 14, joined the cadets, followed by the next oldest, Bobby, in 1963. By then,
another son had joined the Gray
household and Major Grey's job
put him in London, Ky.
In 1964, he became squadr o n c o m m a n d e r. Tw o y e a r s
later, Steve became e senior
and a member of the U.S. Air
Force as did Bobby one year
later. Both retained their CAP
Then along came youngest
son, Larry, to help fill the cadet ranks and it seemed that
the Grays had reached the end
of the 'line. Not so, however, as
in 1968, Steve was married and
his wife joined CAP.
Now the Grays look forward
to a new generation .to keep the
family active in Civil Air Patrol.

'H.m' Stations
Provide Contact
For lACE Escort
EL MONTE, C, alif.--Lt. Col.
Paul K. King, commander of El
Monte COmp Sq. 21 who served
as escort for a group of IACE
cadets to New Zealand last
summer, was able to keep in
contact with his family via amateur radio.
The facilities of two amateur
stations, ZL2WS, operated by a
New Zealand radio amateur,
and W6CXC, operated by Squadron 2rs communications officer,
1st Lt. (Dr.) William C. Hess.
made it possible.
Twice during the month-long
absence of Colonel King from
the United States, his family
came to the home of Lieutenant
Hess and were able to converse
for approximately an hour each
time with the colonel in Wellington, N. Z. Reception of the type
calIed "armchair copy" by communicators was enjoyed at both
ends of the circuit.
Colonel King, a 16-year veteran of CAP with 8.500 hours of
flight time, reported a most enjoyable trip with multiple benefits for the cadets involved.




Annual Staff College
Charter Member
-.................. Scheduled For A ugus t

R e t i r e s l n Vi r g i n i a
RICHMOND, Va.---One of the
founders of Civil Air Patrol,
Col. Allen C. Perkinson, retired
in December aRer 27 years as
commander of the Virginia Wg.
In addition to being one of
the founding fathers of the organization, Colonel Perkinson is
listed also as one of the incorporating officials in the Act of
Incorporation enacted by Congress on July 1, 1946,
A graduate of Virginia Military Institute, he served in the
U. S. Marines during World War
I, winning the Silver Star and
the French Croix-de-Gtmrre.
During World War II, when
CAP was active in anti-submarine patrol, he was instrumental
in supplying personnel and
equipment to the patrol which
flew from Virginia's Eastern
Shore. In addition, he was responsible for initiating cadet
training in the Virginia Wg. as
early as 1943.
He has been active in CAP in
all the years since its founding
and has visited most Virginia
Wg. encampments in an official
capacity. He holds the CAP
Blue Service 20, Distinguished
Service Award, and SAIl
Not a licensed pilot (he is rated as an observer), he was


Patrol Staff College have been
announced here by Air Force
Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putnam,
national commander.
Purpose of the college is to
stress the imper~;anoe of senior
members and to develop more
effective commanders and staff
Scheduled here at the facflt-

named "Honorory Pilot" in CAP
some years ago. In 1965, at the
Middle East Regional conference, he was awarded a life
membership in CAP.
He helped crea~e the Division
of Aeronautics of the Virginia
State Corporation Commission
and served as its director for
many years. In addition, he has
been associated with a number
of aviation commissions and
boards and other organizations
connected with the aviation industry.
Retirement ceremonies f o r
Colonel Perkinson featured a
banquet at Ft. Lee, Va., Officers Club.

Honor Commander
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- The
noncommissioned officers of
Headquarters, CAP-USAF. honored their new commander, Air
Force Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putnam. CAP national commander,
at the first Dining~In since National Headquarters moved here
from Ellington AFB, Tex., in
More than 40 noncommissioned officers attended the social event at the Maxwell NCO
Open Mess.

LEGION OF MERIT -- Gen. John P. McConnell, chief
of staff, USAF, presents Legion of Merit to Col. A. Paul
F o n d a ( U S A F, R e t . ) , w h o s e r v e d a s c o m m a n d e r o f
CAP's Maryland Wg. in 1954-1958 and was a member
of the National Executive Board. The award was in
recognition of his work as chief, Reserve Headquarters,
Headquarters USAF. The citation mentioned his work
for CAP.

Au .


200 attending senior members
the tools with which to accomplish the CAP mission more effectively and more efficiently.
During the nine-day course,
attendees will be actively engaged in fulfilling the objectives
of the college. The direct involvement of all students in all
curricular areas is a taxing but
a theroughl:y enjoyable and rewarding task for all.
National Staff College instruction will be accomplished by a
faculty of immense depth, perception and experience. The regular faculty will be augmented
by guest lecturers, richly endowed in their specialized subject area.
Seminars and field activities
will be used as additional instructional methods. Some of the
most worthwhile learning is
achieved through these methods.
Some 200 National Staff College students are expected to
return home with renewed vigor,
putting to work the ideas and
techniques learned.
Detailed information regarding criteria for application, application procedures and selection will be issued to all units
in the near future. Civil Air Patrol News will also publish additional facts in future issues.
W ' - - - -

PROMOTIONAL SALE...Yes, your Educational Materials
Center is running a special offer on our CAP Blazer Uniform.
Let's be honest with each other--we have obtained for our
members the finest Blazer Uniform we could, within reason, and
have had them in stock for eight months. As of this date less than
1/3 of i percent of the membership has purchased one.
The Blazer is made of 55 percent Dacron Polyester and 45
percent Wool, is wrinkle.resistant and tailored to the most
exacting standards.
The slacks are eighter all-wool "securoslack" or 65 percent
Dacron Polyester and 35 percent Avril Rayon. These are
manufactured for us by a subsidiary of JayMar, one of the best
known m anufacturers of slacks.

Our CAP Crest is an imported, hand-embroidered, blue, red
and gold bullion crest which we feel is the finest of all the
military type crests we have seen.
The Blazer is advertised at $34.95; the "Securoslacks" at
$17.00, the Dacron Polyester.Avril Rayon Slacks at $8.50 and
the Crest at $6.25. This then makes the Uniform cost either
$58.20 or $49.70, depending on which pair of slacks is desired.
At local retail establishments comparable outfits sell from $75.00
to as high as $92.50. Despite this, our uniform is not being
purchased in near the numbers which we expected.
We honestly feel that if our members could see them
first-hand, they would realize just how fine a bargain this is.

We have tried listing them in our supplement to the catalog and have also
displayed them at the various regional conferences. Still we have not been able to
get them before the largest segment of the membership--those located in the
squadrons. In an attempt to rectify this, we are making the following offer for a
period of 60 days:
Blazer Uniforms with expensive slacks: s~o°°
Blazer Uniforms with inexpensive slacks: s4325
Help us with our advertising and save yourself 15 percent.
Remember now that we are offering this only for orders postmarked on or before FEBRLIARY 28, 1969. If vo',:
have been delaying ordering your Blazer uniform now is the time to get iL at the iowest ,ossible price for a limited
period of time.