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T O P S AT C O S - - C a d e t s W O F r a n c e s D e f e n s o r b e a m s w i t h
pride upon being named the "Outstanding Cadet" during the
1974 Cadet Officers School at Maxwell AFB, Ala. Sharing in
her proud moment is Air Force Brig. Gen. Leslie J.
Westberg, national Commander, who made the presentation.
Cadet Defeusor is a member of the Bayamon High School
Cadet Squadron 3, Puerto Rico Wing. She was one of 153
cadets from 45 wings to attend the week-long school.

(kdonel Blake Retires

M A X W E L L A F B , A l a . - - Tw o k e y p o s i t i o n s i n N a t i o n a l
Headquarters CAP-USAF changed hands on July 31 as Air
F o r c e C o l . J o h n E . B l a k e , v i c e c o m m a n d e r, e n d e d h i s a c t i v e
military career and retired after more than 30 years service.

A L L E N T O W N , P a . - - Tw o i t e m s a f f e c t i n g w i n g c o m m a n d e r s w e r e t h e h i g h l i g h t o f t h e
June meeting of the National Executive Committee here.
The first one dealt with residency requirements for those personnel holding the position of
wing commander.
The committee resolved that, "No member may serve as wing commander of a state
unless he is a bona fide elector and a bona fide resident of that state. This does not apply to
Charles X. Suraci Jr.. National
The second resolution passed H a m p s h i r e : L t . C o l . R o b e r t H .
C a p i t a l : R a n d o l p h C . R i t t e r,
by the NEC involves the grade Wilson, Illinois: Lt, Col. Henri
Virginia: Harry
structure of the wing command- P. C a s e n o v e , F l o r i d a : L t . C o l
Lester W. Snvder. South Dakota
A l a b a m a : M a r y C . Harris,
The resolution reads. "That a
and Lt. Col." David D. Smith.
Idaho: Albert
member appointed as an interim Montana.
Wyoming; Warren J.
B a r r y,
Those appointed to wing,
wing commander shall be
California and Thomas S. Evans,
commanders and promoted to
'advanced concurrently to the
temporary colonel were:
grade of lieutenant colonel. Upon
election to the position of wing
c o m m a n d e r, h e s h a l l
automatically be promoted to
the grade of colonel, temporary,
which grade shall become a
permanent grade at the
expiration of 12 months from the
date of such temporary grade. If
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Upgraded training programs and newly acthe wing commander is relieved
of his command or resigns prior quired direction finder equipment has resulted in an increased save
rate yet CAP flying crews are having to fly less hours and sortie~ vet
to attaining the grade of colonel,
search mission according to Air Force Lt. Col. Warren L. Crawford.
he shall revert to the grade held director of emergency services at National Headquarters.
prior to becoming interim wing
With seven months of this year behind them, CAP members have
c o m m a n d e r. "
received credit for saving 24 lives. Last year during the same time
It was also resolved that, "Any.
period they were credited with 13 saves.
member other than a wing
Electronic Locator Transmitters (ELT's) has had some effect on the
commander promoted to the
improved record Colonql Crawford feels, however he attributes most
grade of colonel shall serve in
of the improvement to improved air crew training and proficiency.
such capacity for a period of 12
At the present time, each CAP wing has at least one aircraft which is
m o n t h s b e f o r e s u c h g r a d e equipped with directional findinlz eauioment while some wings have as
becomes permanent. If such
more. This
m e m b e r i s r e l i e v e d o r r e s i g n s many as 14 or in locating agear homes-in one an ELT's radio signal to
aid searchers
crash site. Overall the organization has
prior to the 12 months, he
more than 260 aircraft equipped with this DF gear, the colonel said.
reverts to the grade held prior to
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temporary position."
Other business at the NEC
included the appointment of five
interim wing commanders and
six permanent wing commanders.
Appointed as interim wing
commanders were: Lt. Col.
Philip M. Polhemus, New

Col. Charles E. Messerli,
operations and later commander'
of the 7th Airborne Command
U S A F, m o v e d i n t o t h e v i c e
and Control Squadron at Udorn
succeeding Colonel Blake. Col.
Air Base, Thailand.
Colonel Riley is a veteran
W a l t e r J . R i l e y J r . , U S A F,
helicopter pilot who graduated
replaced Colonel Messerli as the
from the Army Air Force
chief of staff.
helicopter school in 1946:
Colonel Blake entered into
His first assignment in rescue
Aviation Cadet Training in 1942
operations was as a helicopter
and was commissioned a second
pilot in Belim, Brazil in 1946.
lieutenant and awarded his
During a break in service the
wings in June 1943.
The colonel spent the
colonel earned a bachelor's
degree in Agronomy from the
r e m a i n d e r o f t h e W o r l d Wa r I I
University of Georgia. He was
years with the 310th Ferry
Squadron which carried him to
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several countries including
Italy, Africa, Germany, Iceland,
France and Scotland.
When the Korean war erupted,
he was assigned to Langley AFB,
Va . , f o r B - 2 6 t r a i n i n g a n d
subsuquent assignment to
Iwakuni Air Station, Japan,
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Registration for the National Board
Meeting at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on September 20-21
where he flew 75 day and night
combat missions over North
was nearing 400 at press time, according to Civil Air Patrol officials.
For those personnel who haven't made their reservations yet a room
registration form is printed on page 15 for your convenience. If you
The colonel also served in
think you will be able to attend, don't hesitate, send your card in
Southeast Asia as director of
Yo u c a n a l s o p r e - r e g i s t e r i n a d v a n c e b y s e n d i n g i n t h e
Preregistration Form which also appears on page 15. The registration
fee of $19.50 covers the Saturday night banquet and all sundry charges
with the exception of bus transportation fees between the airport and
the hotel. You should preregister only if you are certain you will be
going to the convention. No refunds will be made until 30 days after the
convention Dress for the Saturday night banquet will .be black mess
Those personnel attending the convention will find the weather in
San Francisco at its best. The rainy season has not yet begun, fog is
unlikely and the days will be sunny and bright. The average maximum
temperature for the past 70 years, according to record, has been 68
degrees and the average minimum temperature has been 55 degrees.
From all indications, down to and including the weather, this looks
like it will be the biggest and best board meeting ever. Won't you join
in the fun? Mark these dates on your calendar, September 20-21.

CAP Flying Less
With Better Results

Registration Picks Up
As Board Meet Nears

A B I T O F N O S TA L G I A - - J o e H i g g i n s , a l i e u t e n a n t c o l o n e l
i n C A P, a n d t h e f a m e d " Yo u ' r e i n a h e a p o f t r o u b l e b o y "
Dodge Safety Sheriff made a surprise appearance at the
opening of the National Staff Col!ege at Maxwell AFB, Ala.,
on July 4. Here he presents a whistle to Col. O. A. Donaldson,
commandant of students at this year's NSC. The clipboard
and whistle are reminiscent of the early days in CAP when
Colonel Donaldson had the job of gathering CAP volunteers
to fly submarine patrol. (See story on Page 2)



Prices Set

AUGUST, 1974
in .llentori.nt

For New Cadet Textbook
The Text
The Achievement
Your Check Must
If You Are Ordering
is the last in a series of three
Will Cost
Packet Will Cost
Be Made Out For
Achievement Packet
articles printed in the Civil Air
No. 3
Patrol NEWS to inform all cadet
and senior members of the new
No. 4
No. 5
No. 6
education text for use in the
cadet program. The June CAP
No. 7
NEWS carried a front-page
article on the use of the new text,
It may seem that cost of
the overall cost to the cadet for
the July CAP NEWS article
achievement packet and the text
Phase I and II has been reduced
covered the plati to transition
is high, but remember, once the
considerably; and the mail
into the new text, and this final
text has been purchased, it will
service should also
article covers pricing and
be used for all remaining
ordering procedures.
achievements in Phase II. After
I n A u g u s t , a l l c a d e t and
The new textbook will be
the cadet has purchased the text,
composite squadrons will b e
placed in Achievement Packet all subsequent achievement
receiving a wall chart to aid
No. 2 (Arnold Achievement):
packets in Phase IIwill cost only
their cadets in the transition
and all cadets entering Phase II
$1.00 each, which will include
process. Please post the chart on
o f t h e c a d e t p r o g r a m w i l l first-class postage. Therefore,
your bulletin board upon receipt.
automatically receive the new
text, which they will use in
Achievements 2-7.
Effective Sept. 1, 1974, the cost
of the Arnold Achievement
Packet will be $2.50 which
includes the new text. After
September 1, all cadets already
in Phase II will be required to
purchase the new text separately . /~IAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil
Col. O.A. Donaldson of the
when they order their next
Air Patrol senior members
Pacific Region. Colonel
representing 49 of the 52 wings
Donaldson served as
achievement packet. This will
recently completed the seventh
Commandant of Students and
require ordering two items on
annual National Staff College
leader of a seminar during this
their bookstore order form: (1)
here. The college, held July 4-9, year's school.
the next achievement packet and
drew almost 200 attendees with
One of the most interesting
( 2 ) t h e n e w t e x t " Yo u r
Col. William E. Lewis, USAFR,
aspects of the school was the
Aerospace World" which is
as director.
problem solving exercise
ordered as Catalog No. 37. The
involving each seminar. The
check enclosed, with the
The intensive five-day
seminar led b)~ Capt. David
bookstore order form must
program provided leadership
Lindsey, CAP, of the Great
include the total cost of both the and management training for
Lakes Region, won the event.
achievement packet and the text
CAP staff officers, and
according t o t h e f o l l o w i n g
presented concepts, methods
and ideas which will enable them
to better accomplish the CAP
three-prong mission, and to
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carry out the duties and
recalled in 1951 and served a
responsibilitiesassociated with
year in Saudi Arabia as a rescue
their positions.
helicopter pilot.
Although the days were filled
Since 1964, the colonel has
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Cadets
with lectures and seminars,
been associated with the
can now transfer to senior
social activities were not
Aerospace Rescue and Recovery
member status without any
additional charge for the
ignored. A mixer was held on
Service and served at Hickam
opening night of the college, and
duration of the individual's
AFB, Hawaii, Orlando AFB,
the last day was crowned with Fla., Scott AFB, Ill., Anderson
m e m b e r s h i p y e a r, i t w a s
announced here recently.
the graduation ceremonies and a
AFB, Guam, and Saigon,
formal Dining-out ceremony.
A resolution, which was
During this time, his duties
approved by the National
Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg,
ranged from that of helicopter
Executive Committee, further
USAF, national commander,
pilot to squadron commander, to
stated that the only step
gave the official welcoming
necessary to affect the transfer
address. A surprise guest at the executive officer of Hq ARRS
to vice commander of the 41st
is for the cadet to submit a
opening was CAP Lt. Col. Joe
Aerospace Rescue and Recovery
Higgins, the famed "You're in a
senior member application
annotated to read "Cadet to
heap of trouble, boy," Dodge
Wing, Hickam AFB, his last
assignment prior to coming to HQ
Senior" to National
Brig. Gem William M.
Headquarters. The member will
then be billed at the expiration of
Patterson, CAP, national board
He is married to the former
chairman, was the featured
Dorothy H. Hinton and they have
the cadet membership year.
With this new system, there
speaker at the dining-out.
two children Dorothy Ann,
A highlight of the Dining-out
married to SSgt. Anthony Webb
will no longer be a requirement
was the presentation of the
for reduced amounts for former
of Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.,
cadets when applying for senior
Meritorious Service Award to
and Walter J. III.
membership, personnel officials
However, if a cadet allows his
cadet membership to expire
prior to requesting transfer to
senior membership, he will be
required to forward $16.00 for
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Civil Air Patrol members attending the
dues to National, the same as
National Board meeting in San Francisco on September 20-21 will have
for any senior member.
an opportunity to win two Regency transceivers. The transceivers were
Personnel officials believe this
donated by CAP Lt. Col. William C. Hess of the Pacific Region.
new policy will serve to
In making the donation Colonel Hess saidl "The objective is to esencourage cadets to transfer to
tablish two new VHF CAP radio stations or to add VHF capabilities to
the senior ranks. All cadets are
two already existing CAP radio stations.
urged to take advantage of this
new procedure when considering
"Therefore," he added, "I would prefer that only CAP members who
transfer t o s e n i o r m e m b e r
are active in the program be eligible for the drawing."
This makes the following people ineligible: Retired and active duty
military personnel (including Reservists); retired and active duty corporation employees; retired CAP members; unassigned CAP members
'at large'; honorary CAP members and wives or other family members
of the above groups.
The drawing for these radios will be made during the Saturday morning general assembly. Details on the drawing will be available at the
Registration Desk at the Board Meeting.

Seniors From 49 Wings
Complete Staff College


~ CHAIRMAN OF THE 1i1~'; ~":~_£--~' ,~

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Gen. Carl A. "Tooey" Spaatz, the first
chief of staff U.S. Air Force, died on July 14 at Walter Reed
Medical Center, Md., at the age of 83.
The general began his colorful career with the 25th Infantry at
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii in 1914, following graduation from the
U.S. Military Academy.
Probably one of the general's most notable accomplishments
was commander of the Army plane "Question Mark" in its refueling endurance flight over Los Angeles in 1929. He was awarded the
Distinguished Flying Cross for keeping the plane aloft a record
total of 150 hours, 50 minutes and 15 seconds.
Daring World War II he commanded the Eighth Air Force;
Twelfth Air Forc¢, Northwest African Air Force and finally
the U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe.
He was appointed chief of staff, U. S. Air Force in
September 1947 and served until his retirement in June 1948. In
August 1948, he became Chairman of the National Board, Civil Air
Patrol, serving in this capacity for 11 years.
CAP's highest award for cadets, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award,
was named in his honor in 1963.
The general is survived by his wife, Ruth Harrison Spaatz, three
daughters and 11 grandchildren.

Cadet Transfer
Is Made Easier

Two Radios Donated ForDrawing
During National Board Meeting



WO~LD W~ ~

MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Col. Joe L. Mason (USAF-Ret.) a
former National Commander of Civil Air Patrol died of cancer
Jane 18 at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Tez.
He was 59.
Mason was named national commander on Aug. 1, 1~4 and served until his retirement on Apr. 30, 1967, after 30 years of active service.
The eol0nel entered the Army Air Corps in 1937. He was emnmissioned and received his pilots wings the following year. A fighter
pilot "Ace" in WWII, he downed five enemy aircraft.
During the Korean conflict, he commanded the 49tk Figkt~
Wing and flew 18 missions in the F-84 Thunderjet.
His military decorations included the Distiatmithed Ser~,e
Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit and Distiaphked Fb-mg Crma
with two Oak Leaf Clusters.
He is survived by his wife, Eugeaia M., a urn. ~ aml
Burial was at Ft. Sam Houston, Tez., Natim~l Cemeten


AUGUST, 1974


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Support Of Supply Bill
P.~NAMA CITY, Fla.--During his speech to the
Southeast Region Conference, CAP Brig. Gen.
William M Patterson, National Board Chairman,
emphasized the importance of all CAP members
letting their Congressmen know their feelings about
the CAP Supply Bill (H.R. 13884).
General Patterson told the conferees, "We've
got to get a nationwide letter writing campaign
rolling. Every Congressman must know -- from
the people who elected them the full story (and
importance) of House Resolution 13884."
Each person at the conference was urged to
write his or her Congressman. and ask for their
support in the passage of the bill. According to the
Chairman. "It's obvious that in many areas, a
sense of complacency has deadened too many of
our people to the dangers of this bill dangling in
limbo while the lawmakers turn their attention to
other momentous problems at our times. We must
not let that happen." ""
General Patterson cited the gratifying results
obtained, by CAP Lt. Col. John McDonald. a
member of the Florida Wing. Colonel McDonald
wrote to two Congressmen who represent his area.
The response from both men was very favorable.
"'Please be assured I will support H. R. 13884
when it comes to the House floor. America needs
the Civil Air Patrol and the deeds accomplished by
your organization," wrote Congressman Bill
Representative Charles Bennett wrote to Colonel
McDonald and said "I agree with you as to the
importance of CAP and have sent for a copy of H.
R. 1388~, and will see what I can do to get it up for
action in the House."
The lesson to be gained from these two replies,
said General Patterson, is that "'your Congressmen
do want to hear from you. They are interested in
your knowledgeable opinion and will take helpful
action when given the proper impetus. That
impetus is a personalized letter from a
Each person at the conference was given a list of
the names and districts of the representatives on
the House Armed Services Committee. That
committee is currently considering H. R 13884.
the CAP Supply Bill. A copy of that list is printed
here for your information.

New York
New York
New York
New Jersey
New York
Marjorie S. Holt
Floyd D. Spence
South Carolina
Mendel J. Davis
South Carolina
W. C. Daniel
Robert H. Mollohan
West Virginia
G. William Whitehurst
Robert W. Daniel. Jr.
Melvin Price
Locien N. Nedzi
Les Aspin
William G Bray
Leslie C Arends
Waiter E Powell
George M O Brien
Elwood R Hdlis
Charles E. Bennett
William Nichols
Jack T. Brinkley
G. V. Montgomery
William L. Dickinson
Robin L. Beard
Richard H. Ichord
William J. Randall
O. Clark Fisher
Richard C. White
F. Edward Hebert CM
Harold Runnels
New Mexico
Robert Price
David C. Treen
James R. Jones
Patricia Schroeder
William L. Armstrong
Charles H. Wilson
Robert L. Leggett
Floyd V. Hicks
Ronald V. Dollums
Robert C. Wilson
Charles S. Gubser
Samuel S. Stratton
Otis G. Pike
Carlton J. King
John E. Hunt
Donald J. Mitchell
John P. Murtha




General Patterson pointed out that "these
representatives need to know how important the
passage of this bill is to the future of this great
organization. Without the support this bill assures.
I am convinced that we will not be able to continue
meeting the challenges we are currently facing."
He challenged the conferees when he said, "the
responsibility in this matter rests squarely on your
A FIRST--CAP Cadet Lt.
Col. Julian D. Allen
receives his Chief Check
Pilot Certificate of
Proficiency from CAP Col.
Oscar K. Jolley, Southeast
Region commander. Allen,
a four year veteran of
CAP, is the first cadet to
be awarded this Federal
Aviation Administration
certificate. He is a
member of the Jackson
(Mississippi Wing), and
has more than 600 hours
total flying time.

FIRST RECIPIENT--CAP Lt. Col. Bernard S. Schumaeber
(right), a member of Civil Air Patrol's Southeast Region,
receives the "Grover Loening Aerospace Award" from aviation pioneer Grover Loening during the recent SER conference. The award was recently named in honor of Loening.

CAP Award Named
For Veteran Aviator
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -Grover Loaning, an aviation and
aerospace pioneer, was honored
recently by Civil Air Patrol
when the organization renamed
a top senior member program
award in his honor.
C A P ' s A e r o s p a c e Aw a r d
which is earned by senior
members who complete Level
III of the Senior Member
Training Program is now known
as the Grover Loaning
Aerospace Award.
The renaming ceremony was
held in Panama City Beach.
Fla.. during Southeast Region's
annual conference with Loaning
Loaning became interested in
airplanes and flying in 1909 while
attending Columbia University.
He later earned the first degree
in aeronautics ever awarded in

the United States.
In his early years, he was
associated with Orville Wright in
the Wright Company.
He presently resides in Key
Biscayne, Fla., where he writes
books and is a consultant on

To t a l

Courtesy of Zack Mosley And Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicated

(As of June 30, 1974)
( 1,599 decrease since Jan. !, 1974)


A U G U S T, 1 9 7 4



by Brig. Gen. Leslie J. Westberg, USAF
National Commander
Since we seem to live in an era fascinated
by abbreviations, acronyms, and classified
AD phraseology, l'm sure you've had no
trouble interpreting my cryptic title.
For the uninitiated, it means simply that
our 1974 Cadet Officer School (COS) and the
National Staff College (NSC) established
new standards of excellence.., and f congratulate all whose hard work made it
A total of 45 wings sent outstanding
representatives to this year's school at
Maxwell AFB. And, without exception, we
at National were
. proud to claim these
young men and women
as part of our CAP
Their appearance
was as sharp as their
youngsters were the
b e s t e v e r. T h a t ' s a
strong endorsement because, the Cadet Officer School consistently produces outstanding groups. The Class of '74 seemed to
be more serious in improving themselves
and their cadet program.


Before he left, CAP Colonel Higgins
! appreciated having the opportunity to Donaldson from Oregon whose career in
talk with them. No one could be exposed to C i v i l A i r P a t r o l d a t e s t o n e a r l y n w e e k delivered a short talk to the class--and it
t h e i r y o u t h f u l ( a v e r a g e a g e : 1 6 . 8 ) bt:fore President Roosevelt made our CAP was a classic. He talked straight from the
shoulder and reminded them of the big job
enthusiasm without getting a big lift. Their team official on Dec. I, 1941!
knowledge of Civil Air Patrol--and its
l had the pleasure of saying farewell to awaiting each when they returned to their
problems--is reassuring as is their candor.
t h e c a d e t o f fi c e r c l a s s o n Tu e s d a y a n d home unit.
Joe and I joined with Gordy Weir, CAP's
T h e s e 1 5 3 c a d e t s - - i n c l u d i n g 3 2 y o u n g welcoming our seniors on Thursday--which
Executive Director, for a serious talk about
women--had an average of 3.5 years in Civil also happened to be the Fourth of July!
his role in Civil Air Patrol. He does much
Air Patrol. They were officers; they were
At the close of my remarks, I planned to
for us and wants to do more--and he will. .
present Pancho with a flashlight, clipboard
exceedingly knowledgeable and they quite
and whistle to help him get the job done. E a c h y e a r J o e v i s i t s h u n d r e d s o f c o m frankly appreciated a curriculum and instructor that used this premise as a point of (They were also reminiscent of his early m u n i t i e s , i n e v e r y s t a t e , a n d t a l k s w i t h
days in CAP when'Pancho used to wander many thousands of people.., including endeparture.
around in the dark getting crews together to tire high school student bodies.
It's a good point for all of us to
We hope to capitalize on that and in the
r e m e m b e r - - n o t j u s t i n s u m m e r a c - fly with him on dawn patrol for enemy subvery near future you'll be hearing more
tivities-but all through the year.
During the final critique we asked for
But the whistle was missing and while f about Colonel Higgins.
I'm sure Joe's surprise appearance was a
t h e i r o p i n i o n s . W e t o l d t h e m w e w e r e was urging the student body to give it up, a
whistle blew from the back and a chubby welcomed light moment for the 193 seniors
listening. We got a great response. Now it's
up to us to prove that we listened by putting guy came charging down the aisle--straight w h o w e r e a b o u t t o t a c k l e a t o u g h , n o nonsense and intensive academic workday
at Pancho!
into operation all that we heard.
that started early and ended late.
"I've got your whistle Colonel Donaldson
It probed deeply into those two important
and you're in n heap o" trouble boy for imWhen Col. Frank Swaim, RMR comingredients without which Civil Air Patrol
m a n d e r, w a s i n j u r e d , w e h a d t o fi n d a pers~)noting a duly appointed law official."
could not hope to survive and
pinch-hitter to serve as Commandant of
It was, of course, our good friend and
Students at the 1974 National Staff College. C i v i l A i r P a t r o l c o l l e a g u e , L t . C o l . J o e thrive--leadership and management.
F r a n k l y, i t w a s a g r i n d b u t e v e r y b o d y
Baseball experts generally agree that you H i g g i n s , t h e D o d g e S h e r i f f . H e w a s i n
M o n t g o m e r y t o s p a r k t h e A i r F o r c e took it in stride and morale was excellent. I
can't win a pennant without a strong bench
was tremendously impressed with our
o f r e s e r v e p l a y e r s - - a n d w e ' v e g o t i t . I n A s s o c i a t i o n P a t r i o t i c R a l l y a n d h e " . . . senior scholars. As with the cadets, they injust dropped by because he wanted to meet
fact, Our bench stretches from the Atlantic
jected new pride into all of us who were
all those people who gave up their holidays
to Hawaii.
privileged to be their neighbors for a week.
W e p i c k e d a w i n n e r. . . C o l . " P a n c h o " to sharpen up their capabilities."

1891 -- Gen. Carl A. Spaatz --- 1974

Brig. Gen:William M. Patterson,
CAP National Board Chairman

On July 16, it was my solemn honor to
represent Civil Air Patrol at memorial services for a great American--General Carl
Spaatz. Even as I stood with hundreds of
other mourners in the Chapel at Andrews
AFB, it was hard to realize that he was
For nearly 60 years--1915 to 1974--this
distinguished gentleman from Pennsylvania
had dedicated himself to advancing airpower. His contributions to military aviation are known throughout the world--but
he was a true believer in total aerospace
supremacy -- and
General Spaatz supported all facets of
American aviation.
He was a 12-yearold schoolboy when
the Wrights made
their historic flight
in 1903... But it was
not until 1915 that he
learned to fly. That came about when he
transferred from the Infantry to the Signal
Corps Aviation School 16 months after
graduating from West Point.
In 1916, he flew with General Pershing's
expedition into Mexico and went to Europe
in 1917 to fly pursuit missions. General
Spaatz was in combat for just 19 days before
the armistice--but shot down three enemy
Following World War I. he was one of a
handful of aviation pioneers who kept the
Army Air Corps operating despite rockbottom budgets, skeleton forces, antiquated
equipment and national apathy.
- In World War II, General Spaatz emerged
as the greatest air combat leader in the
world. His record, his fantastic
achievements, and his global leadership has
never been--will never be--can never be
He commanded the Strategic air assaults
over Europe and in the Pacific. General
Spaatz was present at all three unconditional surrenders by the enemy at
Reims. Berlin and Tokyo!
P O S T- W A R - - M O R E A PAT H Y
T h e y e a r s f o l l o w i n g W o r l d Wa r I I , i n
many frustrating ways, were reminiscent of
the post-armistice era of 1918-1938.
Rapid--almost total demobiliztiondismantled the mighty force which had
c o m p l e t e l y r u l e d t h e s k i e s o n V- J D a y.
General Spaatz succeeded his friend and
mentor General "Hap" Arnold, to become
Commanding General of the Army Air
Force. In September, 1947, President Tru-

man named him Chief of Staff when the like a second-best hand at poker--no good at
independent Air Force was created,
At the same time, the President chose
Stuart Symington for the important position
As he completed 34 years of active duty,
as Air Force Secretary.
General Spaatz had no time and little
patience with the usual trappings of
F r o m t h e fi r s t d a y, M r. S y m i n g t o n a n d retirement. He was determined to keep imGeneral Spaatz worked together as a team
pressing on the American public the need
dedicated to one overriding goal--rebuild for keeping its Air Force strong at all times.
the Air Force into an effective striking
--And he did!
force. They believed the minimum for
warding off any attack and at the same
From its earliest days, Civil Air Patrol
time striking a decisive retaliating blow,
had received official support and personal
was 70 groups. By the spring of 1948, the Air interest from General Spaatz. Shortly after
Force had slowly and arduously climbed to
his retirement, President Truman approved
55 groups--just 15 short of their projected HR 5298 (PL557) on May 26, 1948, which
made CAP theAir Force auxiliary--and
B u t t h e n , a n o t h e r fi s c a l r e t r e n c h m e n t General Spaatz became its first national
crunched their efforts and the Air Force
was directed to stabilize its program at 55 H e b r o u g h t t o t h a t p o s i t i o n a n i n t e r groups.
national reputation, decades of aerospace
It's no secret that the administrative/knowledge, and a dedication which has
political/protocol duties of Chief of Staff
seldom been paralleled anywhere. From
weighed heavily on General Spaatz. All of 1948 to 1959--by far the longest tenure in
us know who served with him--and loved
CAP history--he held the reins as the top
h i m - - h o w i r k s o m e t h e s e p e a c e t i m e corporate official.
necessities must have been, especially after
His achievements are a matter of recordhis "get-the-job-done" successes as war- e d h i s t o r y. B u t t o a l l o f u s i n t h i s g r e a t
t i m e c o m b a t c o m m a n d e r. I w a s d i s a p - organization, they are not musty chronicles
p o i n t e d - b u t n o t s u r p r i s e d - - w h e n t h e of the past.., many of the trails blazed by
general announced his retirement in April General Spaatz are still traveled by today's
senior members and cadets.
C l e a r l y, u n t i l t h e d a y o f h i s d e a t h ,
His wisdom, his writings and his unGeneral Spaatz believed that (and these are qualified belief in CAP and the nation it
his words) "... A second rate Air Force is
serves are as strongly evident today as the


* ~ ~ ~ * U S A F A U X I L I A RY * " ~ ~ * *
N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brig. Gon. Leslie J. Westberg, USAF
N a t i o n a l B o a r d C h a i r m a n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gen. Wllllam M. Patterson, CAP
D i r e c t o r o f I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lt. Col. Win. Capers III, USAF
C h i e f o f I n t e r n a l I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Capt. J. H. Ragan, USAF
E d i t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SMSgt. Don Bowes, USAF
A s s i s t a n t E d i t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TSgt. Don Thweatt, USAF
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were on fateful day 28 years ago. We will
never forget that it was General Spaatz who
stood tall, with confidence and strength, as
CAP tottered on the brink of oblivion.
This was the situation in early 1946.
Hostilities had ended--and so had CAP's
wartime mission. There was little money,
much confusion and almost total indifference toward all things connected wlth
t h e m i l i t a r y. . . i n c l u d i n g C A P.
An extraordinary session was scheduled
in Washington on February 11-13 to discuss
CAP's destiny. It was composed of 15 wing
commanders and called the CAP Committee on Post-war Organization and
Representing the U.S. Army Air Force
was General Spaatz. With characteristic
honesty he laid his cards on the table.
There were three important factors which
now force a reconsideration of the
CAP/AAF relationship.
I. The National emergency will soon terminate and with it, the legal authority for
the existence of CAP under the War Powers
2. The AAF ability to now resume missions performed by CAP in wartime.
3. Fiscal problems. In war, there was no
question of appropriations for CAP support.
Now it is questionable how long CAP can be
supported by appropriate funds.
You must decide now, he said, the future
role of CAP rather than wait until lack of
funds render our program ineffectual.
In closing--and in my opinion this is one
of the most significant quotes in CAP
history--General Spaatz said:
"In order that you may discuss freely the
problems which confront you in the establishment of the Civil Air Patrol as a permanent civilian organization, I will leave
the conference in a moment with my staff. I
am hoping you will decide this afternoon to
continue the Civil Air Patrol... once your
plans have been developed, I will be happy
to receive your recommendations concerning how the Army Air Forces can assist you
in your new role .....
No one in the room had any doubts that
General Spaatz--and his boss, "Hap" Arnold-were extending an invitation wrapped
in a challenge. And no one in that room
hesitated to accept the invitation or the
challenges of forming an organization
which was, and is, without precedent in
volunteer service to this country.
That's how Civil Air Patrol, as we know it
today, was born. And now, the man who
literally shook it into life and guided it for so
many years is gone.
But never forgotten!

C I V I L A I R PAT R O l . N E W S

A U G U S T, 1 9 7 4


Decompression Sickness
k~ Lt (-od ~ ~ Rs~moad. CAP
llb~r~ ~ ~ %|~d~l Officer

blood vessels, preventing a flow
of blood to various parts of the
Scuba diving increases
pressure at about a half pound
per foot of depth -- equivalent to
about 500 feet ofaltitude. A dive
for a few hours at 30 feet and a
rapid flight up to 8,000 feet shortly thereafter can amount to rapid
decompression at 20,000 feet. The
diver-airman has gone from a
pressure of 30 pounds per square
inch ( 15 pounds from the water
and 15 pounds from atmospheric
pressure) to about 12 pounds of
Preventing symptoms of
decompression can best be accomplished by not flying for
about two weeks after dental
work if a toothache does occur.
Sinus pain and earache may be
forestalled by using an inhaler

which shrinks the nasal
membranes. Avoid flights after
scuba diving unless time is allowed for decompression; diving
clubs can furnish charts for the
time required. Don't try to
"wash out" dissolved nitrogen by
breathing oxygen before flying;
this can make nitrogen concentration worse. Don't chew
gum, eat gassy foods, or drink
carbonated beverages before
Treatment of any of the symptoms of decompression sickness
is to restore pressure. Land as
rapidly as possible; this will bring about a cure. Bends will require the use of a pressure
chamber and the help of trained
personnel to prevent permanent
injury and to relieve the pain.
Chokes are not apt to occur
in CAP flying.

~ , : , . g r. d e c o m p r e s s i o n
L,-'l.nC'~s =~ ,~>', ap'~ to o~2ur ill tile
:,':.- :~. E7. -n£ &3oe by CAP per. r _ - , ¢ : . : i s a p o s s i b i l i t y. D i f :.,~.:~, --.~; ~se m altitudes as
:,~ ~,s 5 :,:(; feet and may occur
::,:~. a rapid climb to cruise
a:':'~e m a non-pressurized
7 ~a~ne
%mptons take two forms. In
"~ teast serious of these, the gas
a.~ a~r which is always present
m the stomach and bowel will expand and cause a bellyache. The
pdot is apt to say "It is probably
something I 'et." Headaches and
earaches come from expansion
of air in the sinuses and
S I M U L AT E D C R A S H S I T E - - T h i s r e a l i s t i c c r a s h s i t e w a s
eustachian tubes of the ears.
one of two used recently by the Southern Dutchess Squadron
To o t h a c h e s m a y o c c u r i n
in Fishkill, N. Y., when they held the largest practice search
recently filled teeth. If the pain
and rescue training session ever conducted in the area. The
of these conditions becomes
crash sites were located by CAP pilots and their coordinates
severe enough, shock and loss of
were radioed to ground teams who went into the areas to
consciousness may take place.
remove the injured. Eight aircraft used in the SAR training
Pain cannot be endured as readily at reduced pressure as at seawere flown more than 10 hours.
level pressure
In severe cases of decompressen s~c~ess, or chokes or bends
may occur C~es are rapidIy
fatal ~ can cause permaINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Civil Air Patrol has found a 'friend'
nent mental and physical imin the General Aviation Electronics Inc., of Indianapolis, to assist
patrmem The name "chokes"
them when in need of VHF-FM communications transceivers.
W I L L I A M S P O R T, P a . - - T h r e e P e n n s y l v a n i a C i v i l A i r P a t r o l
adequ.atety describes this, forDuring the recent tornado disaster in Indiana the mission coormembers experimenting with a portable CAP band radio on a flight
tunatety rare condition. Bends
dinator, CAP Capt. Ronald W. Shook, found himself without comup as excruciating pain in from Virginia to here recently had to rely solely on the set when their
munications. Determined to get a VHF-FM radio, the Director of
J ~ e ~ a n d j o i n t s . T h e s e c o n - aircraft experienced electrical problems near Washington, D.C. and Emergency Services for the Indiana Wing contacted the GENAVE
d]t~s are not apt to occur in or- they were forced to make an emergency landing.
Capt. F. Carl Chambers, the owner and pilot of the aircraft said he company with a request. They were unable to provide him with a
dma.,~ fl~ht but can come on if a
new radio, but offered to supply a second hand unit as a "loaner" to
fhgh~ ~s unc~rtaken soon after and two other CAP members, Capt. Duane Gleckner and 2d Lt. Kenneth
use until the other VHF-FM radio was ready.
~ a b a d ~ v m g , t h i s c a n a c t l i k e Kelley, were 'experimenting with a portable FM band radio enroute
The company further stated that if a similar disaster were to
from Virginia.
h~gh alt,tude decompression.
When the aircraft was approximately 15 miles southwest of Dulles strike, they would like to supply what second-hand units they had
The cause ol the abdominal
available for use by Civil Air Patrol throughout the country, plus
pain. headache, and earache is International Airport an electrical short circuit silenced the plane's
crystals and antennas.
radio communications. A short while later, smoke began to emit from
expansion of gas in a closed
In a letter to National Headquarters, the company repeated this
the plane's instrument panel forcing Chambers to shut down the aircavity Bends and chokes are due
offer. They said the equipment would be provided upon a telephone
craft's electrical system.
to mtro~en bubbles in the blood.
request to the plant in Indianapolis. The number is (317) 546-1111.
"We were flying at 5,500 feet and if a fire would have broken out at
.~s :be pressure is reduced by
that altitude it would have consumed the plane before I could have
alutad¢ ~, Ls hke taking the cap
landed." said Chambers.
off a bo:tle of carbonated
Using the portable radio on a CAP band, the men contacted a CAP
beverage and ~mg the bubbles
C L A R K S T O N . M i c h . - - J o h n H : S h a f f e r. p i l o t a n d a d v o c a t e o f
form These bullies plug the tiny repeater station in Maryland and transmitted a distress call informing
the radio operator of their situation. The operator in turn notified the American aviation, was guest speaker at the Michigan Wing's annual
air control tower at Dulles and a crash crew was alerted to the incomconference held recently in Lansing, Mich.
ing plane.
Titled "Aviation Potpourri", Shaffer spoke on his ido~ of future
Chambers credited the portable radio for their safe landing, saying
development of fuels to conserve natural resources, aircraft that fly
that without normal radio communications, he would have had to come
higher not faster, mass transit and management.
into the airport at his own risk and without the airport authorities being
He is a graduate of West Point, a former Air Force pilot and an FAA
aware of his situation.

Radio 'Saves Day'

Firm 'Lends Hand'

For Three Fliers

Wing Hears Aviation Expert

Save Count Continues Upward

For the benefit of all
niembers of Civil Air
Patrol, the latest ~atlstics
of search and rescue
activities throughout the
organization are shown
These are unofficial
figures compiled by
Din~ctorate of Operatlom
a t C A P N a t i o n a l

(continued from Page I)

(As of July 14, 1974)
Number of missions .......... 211
Number of aircraft ........3,246
Number o[ sorties .......... 5,805
Flying hours ................. 10,688
Personnel ...................... 16,351
Mobile Radios ............... ,452
Fixed Radios ................. 3.490
Saves .............................. ~ . 2 4
SAR objectives iocat¢~l ......88

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Statistics released here in mid July have the following totals for this
year: search missions: 211. sorties: 5.805, flying hours: 10,688, finds: 88
and saves: 24.
For the same time period in '73 the totals were: missions: 163. sorties: 6.758. flying hours: 13.266. finds: 51 and saves" 13.
Saves number 20 and 21 for this year came from the Alaskan Wing
when pilots performed two emergency medical evacuations late in
June. A lady was flown from Hope to Anchorage, Alaska by CAP pilot
Warren Polsky. During the flight, she was kept alive by mouth to mouth
A gentleman was transferred via CAP aircraft from Seward to
Anchorage. He was suffering from severe stomach pains and bleeding.
Also late in June. after more than a day of being lost in remote
country approximately 25 miles west of Buckeye, Ariz.. a female
motocyclist was located by members of the Arizona Wing. Six sorties
were flown requiring 18 hours of flying time for this save.
Ground teams from Wisconsin' Wing were responsible for saving a
78-year-old man who had wandered away from the Cedar Lake Home
for the elderly at West Bend. Wisc. When located, he had been in a field
for two days and was suffering [rom heart failure. CAP members administered first aid to hin~on-the-scene.
Save 24 came on July 4th near Norwood, Mass., when a ground team
was responsible for saving the life of a lady involved in an aircraft
crash. Her husband had taken off with five other persons in a Seabee
aircraft which crashed soon after it was airborne. The land team,
which was at the airport rushed to the crash site and brought the lady
out. the only person seriously injured in the crash.
The increasing number of missions flown by CAP pilots indicated
that more and more people are requiring the assistance of their SAR
forces However. the trend in reduction of efforts to locate search oh)cot attests to the improving capability and effeciency of search and
resc~ personnel. Colonel Crawford concluded.


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AUGUST, 1974

The Word 'Ma' Is Common
For All Wisc. Communicators
by Lt. Col. Mary L. Drews, CAP
".Civil Air Patrol has given me She studied and passed the Level
Information Officer, Wisconsin
much to be thankful for. My work
One examination while in the
on the radio is not work, it is a
MILWAUKEE. Wisc. -- Lt.
pleasure filled experience.
Col. Meta "Ma" Gleason became
Sometimes I feel that it is the
Colonel Gleason has been a
a Civil Air Patrol member
radio that keeps me going.",
widow since 1936 and raised her
because of her children. Two of Colonel Gleason said. When all
family of five children herself.
her daughters were CAP cadets
senior members were required to
She also has 23 grandchildren and
in the early 1950's and the
take the Level One training, 5 great grandchildren. Her son
Gleason house in Milwaukee
Colonel Gleason was
has been in the Air Force for 20
became a gathering place for recuperating with a broken hip.
cadets. Mrs. Gleason became
"Ma" for these young people and
has been "Ma" for all Wisconsin
Wing members ever since.
The squadron radio was based
at the Gleason home and when
TOP AWARD--Cadet Col. Debra A. Sickels is presented the the daughters moved on to
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award--Civil Air Patrol's highest award careers and families. Colonel
for cadets--by Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeanne M. Holm, director Gleason took over the job of
of the Secretary of Air Force Personnel Council. Cadet operating the radio in 1954. She
was then an associate member of
Sickels is a junior at the Virginia Commonwealth University
CAP and held an FCC radio
and has been in the National Capital Wing's Potomac Comlicense, all that was necessary to
posite Squadron since 1967.
operate the radio at the time.
Colonel Gleason became a fullfledged CAP member in 1957 and
served a communication officer
for her squadron. She taught
radio classes in her home and
many cadets earned their radio
licenses under her guidance.
KUTZTOWN, Pa,--The Northeast Region Communications Many of the Wing staff officers
live in the Milwaukee area and
School will again hold sessions on the campus of Kutztown State
College in the Pennsylvania-Dutch area of the Keystone State on soon Badger 37 was sending and
receiving messages for them.
August 10-17.
Also because the Milwaukee area
With a large staff of trained instructors and under the direc- encompasses two Groups and
tion of it's founder and commander, CAP Lt. Col. Robert J. many squadrons, she transmitted
Miller, the school has added several new features. These include
messages for those units without
special training on Emergency Locater Transmitters for all radio facilities. In 1967 Colonel
students and moral leadership courses. Those cadets attending Gleason was placed on Wing staff
with the official duty as the Net
will get credit for a Type "B" encampment.
Control station for the
Three separate courses will be offered. The first, Basic, is
Milwaukee area.
aimed toward students (either cadet or senior) who are just "Ma" Gleason also became
entering the communications field; the second is Advanced,
known internationally. For InterC A P N AG'b I 0 N A L C O N V E N T I O N
which is geared to sharpen the skills of the ,qualified com- national Air Cadet Exchange
cadets on a visit to Wisconsin,
~epvernoer 20-21, 1974
municator and covers a broad field of CAP communications subbreakfast at "Ma's" was a stanjects; while the third, Communications Officer's Course, is the
dard part of the itinerary. She
most advanced training with stress on Communication Ad- often housed some of the cadets
ministration. It is designed for unit communications officers during their visit.
and those seeking this position.
These contributions to CAP are
There is no age limit for admission to the NERCS program. not at all that unusual. But the
Any CAP member, male or female, senior or cadet, is eligible. unique fact in this story is that
Thursday- 6 p.m.
Friday- 9 a.m.
For further information contact Lt. Col. Robert J. Miller, Colonel Gleason started in CAP
$2L50 per person
$5.00 per person
at an age when many are conCAP, Box 346, RD 3, Harrisburg, Pa. 17112.
approx. 7 hrs.
sidering slowing down.
approx. 3 hrs.
Now at 77 years young (78 next
Superb food, drinks, comedy and
Discover San Francisco from
February), Colonel Gleason contalented performance on S.F.'s
the Golden Gate to Treasure
tinues her daily radio work with
own Broadway - no minors Island, from Fisherman's Wharf
morning and evening nets and
coats and ties, please,
to the Japanese Tea Garden.
serves as a relay station for
search missions, effectiveness
tests and other activities. Badger
T O U R 3
37 is generally on the air from 7
A.M. to 8:30 P.M. daily.
j.-SI ....
She has been awarded two
Meritorious Service Awards, two
certificates of appreciation and
This emergency lighting unit (lefti,
Friday - 7 p.m.
Safurday - 9 a.m.
in 1968 the Wing Communications
-- resulted from a brain storm CAP Maj. David
$16.50 per person
$14.25 per person
M. Moseley, commander, Group 20, (Florida
trophy was presented to her. She
approx. 3 Y2 hrs.
approx. 8 ½ hrs.
Wing), had after a tornado hit southern
achieved the rank of lieutenant
Florida last year.
Champapne,,dancing, and live
Bus tour Napa and Sonoma
colonel in 1970.
According to Major Moseley, "CAP was
music while sailing on S.F.
counties, with their rolling hills
called on for assistance, particularly for
B a y t o Ti b u r o n f o r a f u l l
and vineyards: includes winery
lights for night operations. We suddenly
J_iuwl~,~_A ijA~.Omll~lete
course dinner at your choice
tour, wine tasting and lunchfound that we had generators running out our
0, five fine restaurants,
ears, radios and antennas, but no lights."
The Group received a donation of $50 for
......... cut here - mail today .........
their efforts in assisting after the tornado
MILWAtH~EE, Wisc. -- Eighstruck. Thanks to the money and Major
teen cadets and senior members
Moseley's brain storm, they now have lights.
recently completed the Civil
Please make reservations for:
box permitting them to be individually
Defense Radiological Monitoring)
-- Shelter Management Course
aimed. The cluster rests atop a 6 ft. ½ in.
water pipe which had a I0 in. iron angle
given by the City of Milwaukee's
Tour number (check) Number of persons Paymen~ Enclosed
w e l d e d a t t h e e l b o w. T h e u n i t c a n s t a n d
Civil Defense and Disaster Ad*
alone. A 4 in. pipe provides a footrest for
pushing into the ground. A 15 ft. NO. 12 wire
~ . ~
Cadet Sgt. Barry Roitblat was
keeps the plug dry
named Fallout Shelter Manager
COST--Approximately $15 per pole for 450
during an 18-hour stay in the
shelter simulating an attack. His
To'ral $.
assistant was Cadet SSgt. Walter
~t~emergency light.
Make check payable ÷o: Embarcadero Travel Service, Inc.
Michael Dombraski and Ralph
Send to: Carolyn Zapok~, 1910 Ba~iew Avenue, Belmont, Ca. 94002
Eschweiler of Civil Defense were
the instructors for the course.

NER Comm School
Opens August lOth

Emergency Lighting




l!, The lights are mounted °na standard utility


AUGUST, 1974


Unit Learns About Storms

MONROE, La. Members of the Monroe Composite Squadrvc ~.a~
been attending sessions with the Ouachita Civil Defense Agent
natural disasters. The latest session included a course on the Severe
Storm/Skywarn system.
Seven members completed the course and were awarded cards from
the CD agency including a special number to call in the case an actual
tornado is spotted.
Instruction included cloud identification and how to give the most
useable information to the Weather Bureau so a more accurate warning
may be given to the people_ in the area most likely to be hit.

CAC Sponsors Exercise

ROYAL VISIT--Florida's Group 17 cadets and seniors were recently provided a sampling of
British hospitality when they toured two British Ships (HMS Fawn and HMS Fox) during
their visit to St. Petersburg, Fla. Here, Lt. D. C. Bryce, of the Royal Navy, (right), briefs
some of the visitors in the chart room of the HMS Fawn. The two ships will be conducting a
hydrographic survey in the Gulf of Mexico.

Unit Ready For 'Call'
MILWAUKEE. Wisc. The Rescue Team. which has been in
Wisconsin Wing recently
existence for several years, in
chartered the Group Ten LRT operational and administrative
Senior Fhght to support the Land

The Land Rescue Team which
is made up of cadets and
members of the new Senior
Flight is commanded by CAP 1st
Lt. Gerald H. Krueger.
The team constantly trains to
upgrade its search and .rescue
techniques. The members have
attended such specialized schools
as the Pennsylvania Ranger
School. the U.S. Air Force
EUSTIS, Fla. -- When Florida's Lake County experienced Academy Survival School and
it's largest forest fire in history recently, Civil Air Patrol was
Northwest Outward Bound.
there to provide assistance.
Several team members are
Personel from Group 20 (Florida Wing) assisted the Lake
trained Emergency Medical
County Civil Defense Coordinator and County Commissioner as
Technicians, and all hold either
the standard or advanced
well as American Red Cross officials in setting up an
emergency, shelter for hundreds of evacuees from the 4,000 American Red Cross First Aid
acres of forest land destroyed by the fire.
The combined efforts of the
Some 190 families took advantage of the temporary beds set
new senior flight and the Group
up at the Lake County Fair Grounds. Cadets from the Mid- Ten Land Rescue Team has been
Florida Cadet Squadron, operated radios, served as runners,
over 4.000-man hours on actual
directed traffic, set up cots, unloaded trucks and any other missions in the last three years.
an average of 14 missions a year.
chores as directed by the Red Cross and CD officials.
The assistant medical officer for the Lake Senior Squadron, The missions have ranged from
searching for downed aircraft.
1st Lt. Edith Noffsinger, provided personal attention to some
lost children and adults to
senior citizens who, in their hasty departure had forgotten assisting in sandbagging dams
needed medication.
during floods.
According to the unit information officer, 2d Lt. Betty D.
Kelm, "when there is a need in
Wisconsin, whether it is a lost
aircraft or natural disaster, the
team is ready and prepared to
respond to the call."

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The cadet advisory council of the National
Capital Wing recently sponsored an emergency services training exercise with more than 100 cadets participating.
The training was conducted near Andrews AFB, Md. The classes included map and compass reading, first aid. survival, rapelling and aircraft signaling.
Also included in the training was a practice search and rescue mission where the cadets were evaluated on their performance.
According to training officials, the exercise was very successful and
more are planned for the future.

Units Hold Annual Exchange
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Forty-three cadets and 10 senior member
escorts from New York's Westchester Group recently departed here
for their annual exchange with their Canadian counterparts, the Royal
Canadian Air Cadets.
The trip was the first phase of the Group's annual exchange which
was started 15 years ago by CAP Lt. Col. Louis D. Wolff, group commander.
Later. the Royal Canadian Air Cadets will visit the Westchester
Group as guests of the North Castle Squadron, this year's host squadron.

Cadets Do 'Mr. Clean' Job
WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- The Aptos seascape area looks a little
nearer today thanks to the ecology-minded Watsonville Cadet
The cadets, under the supervision of SM Jim Carter, picked up trash
along I00 yards of beach, along three miles of county roads and on the
bluffs and private lots.
The manager of the Aptos Safeway store donated a case of soft drinks
to cool off the cadets. At the completion of the clean up, they were
rewarded with a swim party at the Seascape Racquet Club;

Michiganites 'Fly' Army
CLARKSTON. Mich. -- Members from CAP units in Okland County
recently received helicopter orientation flights from Army crews from
Fort Sill, Okla, on temporary duty at Selfridge Air National Guard
Base. Mich.
Thirty cadets and five seniors were flown aboard the Army's large
CH-47 Chinook and the UH-1H Huey helicopters.


Unit Rescues
AF Recruiter
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. -Members of the Brooksville
Composite Squadron recently
came to the rescue of Air Force
T S g t . M . W. Av e r e t t e . T h e y
manned an Air Force recruiting
booth at the Hernando County
Fair for him.
At the time, Sergeant Averette
was committed to run two other
county fair booths plus his office
in Dade City.
The Brooksville unit commander, 1st Lt. Glenn L. Chase
(U.S. Navy retired) and deputy
commander 2d Lt. Carl E.
Hartley (USAF retired) jumped
at the chance to assist the Air
Force. ~They also got in some
"Plus One" CAP recruting.
The joint recruiting booth was
manned for six days by seniors
and cadets from the unit.

ON DISPLAY--Capt. John E. Hildebrand (center), comman-~
der of Philadelphia Composite Squadron 104, (Pennsylvania
Wing) shows two female employees of the Jr. Hot Shoppes:
just what CAP is all about. The display was used over a weekend at Neshaminy Mall, just outside of Philadelphia. The display shows the different activities available at Squadron 104
through photos, pages from the Cadet and Senior Program
books, newspaper articles and posters~ Also, two rear-projec.
ted 35mm slide presentations were used, one with a synchronized sound track. The display was also put up at Woodhaven
Mall, near Philadelphia for a weekend. Other public displays
are planned. (Photo by Capt. William H. Larkin Jr., CAP)




AUGUST, 1974

Wi n s t o n - S a l e m S q u a d r o n E x p l a i

by Lt. Col. Holli Nelson, CAP
Squadron Information Officer
"ACTIVITY--Lots of it." That is what makes the Winston-Salem Composite Squadron (North
Carolina Wing) tick, and tick well enough to be first runner-up in the Unit of Distinction race.
Winston-Salem DOES CAP.
We look at the book to see what has to be done and what cannot be done. We make sure we do
the has-to-be done; we neither do nor worry about the cannot-be-done. Between these two extremes lies a vast area. Within it we improvise, work, play and REPORT.
The same attitude of "do" also
house and the other in charge of s e n i o r m e e t i n g s c h e d u l e .
gained the squadron the wing's the cadet side.
However, advanced cadets were
top spot in communications and
These deputies direct their
encouraged to attend and several
second place in Information in
respective programs but never in
1973, second place in corporate
a vacuum the cadet and senior
aircraft hours flown in both 73
Social and recreational acsections stay very aware of each
and 74, and first place in Infor- other's activity. Sometimes they
tivities tend to separate the
mation and Safety in 1974 in addigenerations farther than the
function together and sometimes
tion to top honors in the cadet
training. Recurrency training in
quite separately.
such things as flying, comTraining, social, recreational.
The squadron's DOING has a n d m i s s i o n a c t i v i t i e s a r e
munications, first aid includes all
gained it three unit citations in as offered for cadets or seniors or. pilots, radio operators, first
many years. The point to
aiders, be they cadet or senior.
more frequently, for both. Radio
remember is that Winston-Salem Operator Proficiency, First Aid,
Winston-Salem did not arrive
sets its collective sights on doing private pilot/observer ground
at #2 without considerable
the CAP program very well and school courses have been offered building. In 1970 the squadron
then strives to do it.
looked up from well down in the
twice in the last four years to the
Winston-Salem is a composite
CAP heap: it had no airplane, it
cadets and seniors.
squadron. The squadron comA series of Emergency Ser- did have poor communications
mander. CAP Capt Jack D.
capability and weak senior and
vices seminars and a program
Moorefield. has two deputies, one leading to the CAPF 101 were
cadet programs.
in charge of the senior side of the available to seniors during the
The end of that year saw a

FUTURE PLANS -- CAP Capt. Jack D. Moorefield, commander of the Winston-Salem
Composite Squadron, (center), discusses cadet activities with Cadets Marty J. Parrish
(left), and Michael Peters.

A I R C R A F T TA L K - Cadet Mark Morrison
explains the construction
of his model aircraft to
fellow cadet Miny Williard.

SNIP -- Cadet Hilton
Priddy loses his shirt tail
to instructor CAP Lt. Col.
Holli Nelson after
successfully soloing in the
squadron's Cessna 150.

TEACHER -- Cadet Gregory V. Bowman (standing) plays the part
(left) and Roy C. Gough during a moral leadership session whih
change in command, a shift in
available to seniors, but the ccc.
personnel and membership and
munications activity and ,.~
some major changes in
favorable price obtained t~':
philosophy. In terms Of cadets.
quantity purchase encoura:.
semors to get on the air 7"
we took a few financial chances
radio lease/purchase progra.and provided some positive acgave
the squadroc
tivity, some reasons to belong,
members cadet
asome things to miss should a
senior--some concrete actlv::
cadet drop out or become
and a need for an ROP cour~
otherwise inactive. To be blunt,
The program snowballed ur_=
the squadron provided programs
the squadron owned 25 radios a.~
which it could deny cadets who
about half the membership ~~
were not meeting a satisfactory
on the air with half of these be:~
rate of achievement completion
or of participation.
The second action program ".~
The first move came when the
squadron launched took its
squadron risked sufficient funds
from the "A" in "CAP": Ca~,-~
to purchase 15 radios on 26.620
join CAP, we reasoned, beca.:u
MHz. These radios were leased
they are interested in FLYIN..
to cadets at either $3 or $5 per
month. Once a cadet had $60 inIn 1969 Winston-Salem .~..~
vested, he held the radio as long
soloed seven cadets while a c.:r
as he remained active in the
porate aircraft was loaned or :
cadet program and on the air.
months' rotation. In 1971 sever-~
The lease program was not
factors pointed to no corpora~


AUGUST, 1974

Ls 'How And Why' They Are #2
an activity involving 1/3 to 1/2
the squadron's cadets at any one

teacher for cadets Michael Peters
kaplain (CAP Capt.) Henry May
airplanes being assigned to
-Then CAP First Lieutenant.
now Capt. Felix F. Wilston Jr.,
guaranteed Sugar Valley Flying
Service 40 hours flight time per
month for two months and they
parked one of their Cessna 150
aircraft on our ramp for our use
at $7 per hour dry. Twenty pilots
(students thru commercial ) committed themselves to flying 2
hours each month and paid in advance.
About half those buying $20
(wet rate) worth of flying were
cadets starting their pre-solo
training. This rental program
continued for over a year.
In mid-1972 a corporate Cessna
150 came available on the buy
program. Since Winston-Salem
was used to 'flying 40 hours a
month, we had the confidence we
could meet the payments by
flying, and Capt. William Simmons, Fiscal Officer, established
the fiscal program to go ahead.
In early July 1972 Cessna
N8338J arrived in Winston-Salem
and by December 1973 the
squadron had flown it about 700
hours. In the two and a half years
the squadron's flying program
has operated, 17 cadets have
soloed and two have earned
private licenses. Several others
are just now becoming eligible.
Four seniors have also earned
ratings in the 150.
In terms of responsibility,
scheduling, and costs, the
squadron makes no distinction
between its, cadet and senior
pilots. Without either group, the
other would be unable to support
the airplane. We are a composite
squadron with a composite flight
The flying program provides a
very real motivation for the
youngster interested in flying, an
activity provided by no other
youth organization in town, and

While much of the squadron's
training is cadet + senior, the objectives of the CAP cadet and
senior programs differ greatly.
The cadets practice military
courtesies and wear their uniforms proudly on meeting
nights. The seniors are aviation
and emergency services
Success breeds success. Activity breeds more activity and contentment. These in turn breed
success, and so the cycle continues. Capt. Felix F. Watson
Jr., Winston-Salem's Deputy for
Cadets during much of the
rebuilding period and our year as
#2, stressed activity and made
achievement progress a prerequisite for participation. Participation motivated cadets to
advance, and so forth.
The functioning squadron is an
intricate and delicate machine no
single parts of which may
operate independently.
Money comes as hard to
Winston-Salem as it does to most
other squadrons, and we try to
operate in businesslike, efficient
ways. CAP Capt. William A. Simmons, finance officer for several
years, keeps track of the comings
and going of $6000 per year and
he budgets each program to be
self-supporting. No one activity
supports another financially. A
large bone of contention is thus
Winston-Salem has no magic
f o r m u l a . We s u ff e r a l l t h e
problems any squadron suffers,
but we try to deal with the
problems rather than letting
them deal with us. We set objectives and we try to keep them
clearly in view. We do plan ahead
and publish a calendar in the
monthly newsletter--this is a
major help in keeping organized.
V~e have not found a system for
having the cadet program run entirely by the cadet staff. They do
participate in many decisions,
but some things are imposed by
need or by opportunity. However,
the seniors do not run over the
cadets with conflicting orders,
one-way demands for military
courtesies, etc.
We are a lucky squadron. The
human resources are excellent;

ONE-TWO-THREE -Cadet Commander CAP
Lt. Col. Charles M. Link
attaches the third Unit
Citation streamer to the
Winston-Salem Composite
Squadrons flag.



ALTITUDE CHAMBER -- Cadets Walter M. Gray (left) and Charles Link prepare for
physiological training at Shaw AFB, S. C.
we have people with outstanding qualifications who are willing to
use them for the unit's benefit.
Our seniors want to DO
something rather than BE
something. This avoids the unfortunate circumstance of the inept
senior "officers" trying to impress a group of cadets. Our
seniors impress with what they
know and do, not what they say.
The attitude also creates many
activities which keep everybody
Activity breeds contentment
which breeds.., and so forth.
We are lucky enough that nothing
is handed us on a silver
platter--we earn most of what
we get and really appreciate
what we are given.
If Winston-Salem is any
different than the bulk of other
squadrons, it is its attitude. Like
Avis, we try hard--veryhard--to
DO CAP, and we laugh a lot in
the process.

TRAINING -- Cadet Roy C. Gough practices bandaging
during a first aid training session under the watchful eyes of
the unit's Red Cross First Aid Instructor CAP 2d Lt. O.
Franklyn Griffith.


(Editor's Note: In the March issue of the Civil Air Patrcxl NEWS
we named Civil Air Patrol's "Top 10 Cadet Squadrons of
Distinction." We asked the commanders of these units to tell
their story on how their squadrons achieved this enviab/e goal.
This is the report on the No. 2 squadron.)

AUGUST, 1974



Capt. Donald Klipstein, CAP
Arriving to set up first-aid center...
..some of the 45,000-plus marchers...

Patrol members recently
administered emergency medical
care to persons who required it
when more than 45,000 participated
in a March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon
sponsored by the Sons of Italy.
Personnel in charge of the event
were in need of people trained in
medical care beyond the foot care
stations they had set up. They
turned for help to CAP's Philadelphia Paramedical Squadron 106.
The unit provided three fully equippedparamedical corpsman teams.
These teams were initially spaced
along the lines of march and later
progressed from checkpoint to
At one station, CAP members
treated a victim who was suffering
from a coronary attack. They used
their portable oxygen pack until a
fire department unit could get
During the nine hour march, the
CAP paramedical corpsman
treated more than 1,200 casualties.
The majority of the injuries were
blisters and sore feet.

Lt. Edward Leidy, CAP
.... that feels GOOD!

--and here we have the
splinter...out at last!

C/lst Sgt. Dennis Kirschner with casualty...

Cadet Kirschner treats a minor cut...

AUGUST, 1974



Program Underway
To 'Train' Group
M E M P H I S , Te n n . - - A n
intensive training program is
now underway for Civil Air
Patrol units in west Tennessee.
The program is conducted by
members of Tennessee's newly
created Group XV.
The group was formed in
March to become the
organizational control body for
all senior, cadet and composite
units west of the Tennessee
River and east ot the Mississippi
The training began in April
with a practice Electronic
L o c a t o r Tr a n s m i t t e r ( E LT )
search at Reelfoot Lake State
Park. Bob Harrison, Memphis
area Federal Aviation
Administration safety specialist,
placed an activated ELT near
the Reel foot Airpark.
Less than one month later, the
annual Wing SAR Test was held

Unit Tested
During Search
Mich.--A routine meeting for the
Selfridge Cadet Squadron 3-5
turned into a test of their
readiness to respond to any type
The unit was asked by the base
security police to aid in the
search for a missing boy, the son
of a base resident. While.the
search was being conducted
along the shore area of Lake St.
Clair, the body of the boy was
recovered from the lake by a
base resident.
Despite the tragic results the
members of the squadron had an
opportunity to learn first-hand
the seriousness of their j ob.

Unit Awarded
For Assistance
PALM BEACH, Fla.--Cadets
of the Palm Beach Cadet
Squadron recently met several
golf pros, !ncluding Sam Snead
and Jack Nicklaus when they
served as controllers for the
large galley during the Annual
Cancer Golf Benefit here.
Their unit received a donation
of $250 from the Cancer Fund for
the excellent job the cadets did.



with Group XV acting as Mission
Control for West Tennessee.
Here, 49 seniors and 26 cadets
were trained in every phase of
conducting an actual mission,
with emphasis being placed on
training individuals to handle
different assignments.
"We have the nucleus for the
best group in the Wing," said Lt.
Col. W. C. "Bill" Wilson, Group
" H o w e v e r, t o o b t a i n t h i s
distinction, we must earn it by
improving our skills and
management principles through
the training programs that are
already developed and available
to all of us," the colonel added.

Chaplains Issue
Recruiting Brochure
Ala.--The National Chaplain
has revised the key recruiting
brochure "What Is It All
About?--The Chaplaincy,"
and distribution will be made
during August.
The new publication
resembles past issues in every
respect, but current policy
and more than 30 address
changes for ecclesiastical endorsing agencies have been incorporated in this edition.
All previous editions should
be destroyed upon receipt of
the August 1974 edition.

SWRegion Meet Draws 250
DALLAS, Tex. -- More than
The conference was closed
2 5 0 m e m b e r s o f C i v i l A i r with the traditional banquet
Patrol gathered here recently with awards being presented
for the Southwest Region conto several members. Walter
M. Sanford, SWR chief of
T h e t w o - d a y e v e n t w a s s t a ff , r e c e i v e d t h e A i r Wa r
opened by Brig. Gen. Leslie J.
College diploma while Lt. Col.
We s t b e r g , U S A F, n a t i o n a l
Robert C. Bess, Texas and
commander, when he review- M a j o r s J o h n a n d P a r t h e n a
ed the past year and offered
L a t c h a w, O k l a h o m a w e r e
criticism of shortcomings
presented the Gill Robb
wearing the traditional
Wilson Award. Also, Lt. Col.
"black hat". He also pointed Andrew G. Lontai, received
out areas of improvements
the Industrial College of the
while wearing his "white
Armed Forces Diploma for

PacRegion Has A 'First'
HAMILTON AFB, Calif. -- The
Pacific Region recently had a
"first. They held the first Staff
College in Civil Air Patrol other
than the one conducted at
National Headquarters.
The PAC Region Staff College
was conceived and planned by
Col. O.A. "Pancho" Donaldson,
it's director.
Fifty-six persons representing
California. Oregon, Washington,
Nevada and Hawaii Wings and
the Pacific Region staff completed the week long college.
Among the students in attendance were two wing commanders. Col. Warren Barry,
California and Col. Roy G.
Loughary, Oregon.

included L. D. "Pat" Cody,
Pacific Region director of
Aerospace Education and Bill
Harvath, National Aeronautics
and Space Administration.
Bill Harvey of the Departrhent
of Ecology and Environmental
Resources of the University of
California at Davis was guest
speaker at :he formal dining-out
held during the college.
In addition to the lectures and
seminars, all students were
offered an opportunity to have an

orientation flight in the Pacific
Region T-29 aircraft.
A highlight of the course was
the speech contest. A student was
selected from each seminar to
present a five-minute speech on a
subject chosen by the staff. Maj.
James Rousey of Oregon won the
event, while Capt. Betty Scott,
Washington, came in second. Col.
Howard Brookfield, Pacific
Region commander, made the
award presentations.

The New Mexico Wing
received the 1973 revolving
The awards were presented
by Brig. Gen. William M.
P a t t e r s o n , C A P, n a t i o n a l
board chairman and General

Cadet Squadron
Holds Bivouac
LANTANA, Fla. -- The Lantana/Lake Worth Cadet Squadron
recently held an excursion-type
bivouac near Jonathan
Dickensen State Park.
The bivouac, consisting of 20
personnel, emphasized building
rope bridges, first aid, shelter
building, basic compass reading
and gathering food and water.
"The bivouac was definitely
the best I've ever supervised. It
was well detailed and very
precise," commented Lt. Robert
Bryant, cadet commander.
The unit has another bivouac
planned which will be a survival
bivouac. Cadets attending will be
required to collect their own
food, water and prepare shelters
in the field.

Patterned after the National
staff College, the college included lectures on communicative
skills, leadership and management topics presented by Air
Force reservists and civilian experts. The curriculem was
prepared and arranged by Col.
Bill Schneeflock and Lt. Col.
Warren Finke~ both Air Force
Other reservists participating
included. Col. William Lewis,
director of this year's National
Staff College; Col. James Cuzzolina Jr.. and Lt. Colonels
Howark Zink, Warren Johnson
and Joel Holau.
Guest speakers for the college

~'J l~gl'!l i l l ~ J~ I~lcill~7~-' i :i q |l'l "l l~ I~ll l :" I I i|~ l

H O N O R E D - - C o l . Wa l t e r
M. Sanford, (left), chief of
staff Southwest Region
receives the Air War College
diploma f r o m B r i g . G e n .
M. Patterson,
National board chairman
during the recent Southwest
Region conference at Dallas,
Tex. Mrs. Sanford received
the Air War College "Pushing
Hubby Through" Diploma.

S i ~ N D - F O R T H E L AT E S T F R E E C ATA - L O G - I

GRADUATION--WO Betty Freshwater receives her certificate of graduation from Col.
Howard Brookfield, (left), Pacific Region Commander and Col. O. A. Donaldson, staff
college director, following graduation from the first Pacific Region Staff College. In the
center is 2d Lt. Robert Black, California Wing, Freshwater's seminar leader. Warrant
Officer Freshwater is the wife of Air Force Col. Robert E. Freshwater, liaison officer for the
Pacific Region.



AUGUST, 1974

People In The News
cadet Herbert Williams, a member of the Paine as guides and earned $400 for their unit by cleaning
Field Composite Squadron (Washington Wing), put 26 of the mobile homes... The Rhode Island
his CAP training to good use recently when he
Welcome Wagon distributed 2,000 leaflets for the
assisted an injured 71 year-old man...Two members Rhode Island Wing recently to promote CAP and
of the National Capital Wing's Fairfax Composite the cadet program ....
Squadron have received good news. Cadet Col. John
Two members and a unit of the South Dakota
Campbell, received a $500 scholarship for study at Wing were honored at the recently wing conGeorge Washington University while Cadet Capt. ference. Maj. Frank Shelton of the Huron Squadron
Wayne Davidson was accepted to the Air Force was named Senior Member of the Year while Cadet
Academy ....
Col. John Warns III earned Cadet of the Year
The Lions Club honored Capt. David Carlson and honors. The Cadet Squadron of the year award went
Lt. Gene Peterson of the Chippewa Falls Composite to the Ellsworth Composite Squadron. Cadet Lt.Squadron (Wisconsin Wing) with Certificates of Col. Reinaldo Hernandez of New York's Bronx
Appreciation for their program on CAP to the local
group was honored twice during the wing conLion's Club... Cadet WO Richard W. Wilhelmy, of ference. Hernandez was named Wing Cadet of the
the North Penn Medical Cadet Squadron (Penn- Year and received and Air Force Association Flight
sylvania Wing) received an appointment to the Air
S c h o l a r s h i p . . . .
Force Academy from U.S. Congressman Lawrence
Cadets from the Eaton Composite Squadron
Coughlin... Nine female cadets from the clarkston (Maryland Wing) turned back the pages in history
Composite Squadron, led by Cadet ~rSgt. Lori
recently with Mrs. Jane Hanks as she recounted her
Martin "walked away" with the wing trophy in the work with the Flying Tigers. Mrs. Hanks served as
recent Michigan Wing Drill Competition while one of three nurses with the Flying Tigers during
Cadet Geoffrey McDavid, led a team of six male War War II... Cadets MSgr. Richard Krieger and
cadets from the Clarkston unit to the Class B First Class Mark Clark of the Greeley Composite
Squadron (Colorado Wing) recently held a cadet
Cadet Capt. David S. Niererk of California's recruiting drive at two junior high schools...CAP
Chino Composite Squadron 134 was recently ap- Maj. Morris H. Broudy was notified recently of his
pointed to the Military Academy at West Point by successful completion of the Air War College
U.S. Congressman George E. Brown Jr .... Lt. Col. Correspondence course. A member of the Hudson
Leonidas Maximcius served as encampent comValley Composite Squadron (New York Wing), Mamander for more than 100 cadets and seniors at the jor Broudy holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in
New York Wing Land Rescue Team training en- the Air Force Reserve...
campment at Camp Vedder, N.Y .... Lt. Herb
Five members of the Peninsula Composite
Chapman of the Crow Wing Squadron (Minnesota Squadron (Virginia Wing) were honored recently.
Wing) is "up in the air" about his job. The lieute- Cadets Micbelle Kearns and Kevin Logan were both
nant recently gave glider orientation flights to 44 cited by the Air Force Junior ROTC for Academic
cadets and seniors of the Skyhawk Composite Excellence and First Year Cadet Award respecSquadron .... Lt. Col. Thomas J. O'Connor of the
tively. Cadet Steve Bryson received the National
Sojourners Award while Cadet John Costello
Minnesota Wing became the first CAP member in
h i s w i n g t o c o m p l e t e t h e A i r Wa r C o l l e g e received numerous JROTC awards and a $25
Correspondent course when he received his cer- Savings Bond for an essay to the Ladies Auxiliary of
tificate of completion recently...
the VFW Essay Writing Contest. Cadet David
C a d e t M a j . Ly n d s a y A . C a m p e n o f t h e Fricndenberg received a Certificate of Merit and
Burlington-Camden Squadron (New Jersey Wing)
an appointment of the Jr. National Honor Society ....
has received an Air Force ROTC scholarship for One senior and two cadets from the Albany Comher junior and senior years in the Rutgers College
posite Squadron (New York Wing) are off to a
AFROTC program... SM Joseph LaFleur of the
"flying" career. Lt. Sharon Ann Falkenheimer
Grand Rapids Composite Squadron (Minnesota earned her private pilot license while Cadets Lt.
Col. Harrier Gillespie and Ist Lt. Timothy Cleary
Wing) resently sponsored an open house for his unit
at Gray Mobile Homes. The senior and cadets acted received solo flight scholarships.

CAP-CD Units
Train Together
For Emergency
W E AV E R V I L L E , N . C . The North Carolina Wing
coordinated efforts with Civil
Defense units in a recent
simulated emergency mission
that encompassed the state.
The purpose of the mission
was to test the skill, effectiveness and degree of
preparedness of the organization in an emergency
C A P M a j . M a r k Wa t k i n s
was the "on scene" commander for the Asheville subbase, -- one of three subbases set up for the mission.
He was assisted by a staff of
selected personnel from
Group I headquarters and
other CAP squadrons in
western North Carolina. The
other sub-bases were located
at Raleigh Durham Airport
and Wilmington's New
Hanover Airport.
Among the participatants
were the North Carolina
National Guard, the N.C. Air
National Guard, the
American Red Cross, Salvation Army, U.S. Coast Guard
a n d A u x i l i a r y, m e m b e r s o f
the State Association of
Rescue Squads and the State
Highway Patrol.

CAP BOOK--Ernie Gentile, (left), president of Aero
Publishers Inc., Fallbrook, Calif., and Harold Printup, a Los
Angeles designer select the dust jacket for HERO NEXT
DOOR, a new book about Civil Air Patrol now in production.
Written by Frank Burnham, a veteran aerospace editor and
award winning aviation writer, the book chronicles the exploits
of CAP's "flying minuteman" from the organization's
formative days through mid-1974. The book will be ready for
initial distribution during CAP's National Board Meeting in
September. Later it will be made available to members
through the CAP Book Store at a reduced rate.

Hoosiers Aid FAA
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Members of the Indiana Wing in the Indianapolis metropolitan area spent Memorial Day week-end assisting
the Federal Aviation Administration with the hundreds of aircraft in
the area for the Indianapolis 500 auto race.
Operating with mission authorization, the Hoosier members logged
the arrival and parking area of aircraft visiting She six airports close to
the race track.
Following the race, they monitored departures and checked out
reports of missing aircraft as they materialized. Other CAP personnel
assisted with flight plan clearance and weather briefings for the
homeward-bound race fans.

lowans Get 'SAC-Oriented'
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Thirty-four cadets and senior members o!
the Cedar Rapids Composite Squadron recently visited the home of the
Strategic Air Command -- Offutt AFB, Neb.
The group was given a briefing on SAC and visited the underground
SAC command post and the airborne command post. They were also
given a tour of the Strategic Aerospace Museum.



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Don't fall into the'Aspen
trap." Do your homew o r k b e f o r e y o u t r y. . .

b y E d M a c k M i l l e r A O PA
tall! But there goes another guy in a
Cessna 172 with his wife and two children.
On April 4, Denver's Rocky Mountain
skis, boots and luggage. No way.
News advertised a $25,000 reward "for the
person finding the aircraft and family of
I've quoted--the following account from
Dr. Arthur Goldstone. lost in flight Sunthe Denver Post before, but I'll record it
d a y, M a r c h 2 4 . 1 9 7 4 o n a c o u r s e f r o m here again because it sums up the case so
Aspen, Colo., to Denver."
Tw o d a y s a f t e r t h e a d v e r t i s e m e n t
"It will never be known why the pilot
appeared a good friend of mine was inchose Grizzly Culch to escape the confines
jured while searching for the Goldstone
of mountain-rimmed Aspen Valley...The
valley is a death trap for airplanes. As it
The newspaper reported it this way: "A
curves southward, the ridge continues to
search plane hunting for an Indiana
rise until it finally joins with 14,000-foot
family, missing in the rugged mountains
Grizzly Peak. There is no way out.. "
near Aspen for almost two weeks, hit a
utility pole and crashed during a forced
"It looked as if he didn't have enough
landing, according to Civil Air Patrol
altitude at the end of the canyon. He had to
(CAP) Maj. Jerome Emerson.
turn it short, and hooked a wing in the
"He said the pilot, Maj. Chris Chancy,
ground... The plane skipped several
hundred feet before it crashed upside
sustained minor injuries and that the two
down and burned..."
observers aboard weren't injured.
"Emerson said the plane had just taken
With a little common sense and a
off from Aspen when snow started moving
modicum of "homework." the flatlander
in. Chaney tried to land the single-engine p i l o t c a n fl y t h e R o c k i e s s a f e l y. E d d i e
---~ldla~ ~oB-~-,mo~tain road, flew under
Drapella, the "Grand Old Man of the
some power lines and hen hit the pole,
Rockies," flew for more than three
(Emerson) said."
decades in the Colorado mountains in
lightplanes--and died in bed several years
In the past 30 years there have been
more than 150 crashes in Colorado's
Rockies. the majority in an oval pattern
The reigning "King of Mountain Flying"
between Denver and Aspen. Colorado's
in Colorado is Gunnison's famed Rocky
most famous ski oasis.
Warren, who has flown for 30 years, in
every kind of small aircraft, across his
In Denver we're used to a headline like
o n e o f t h e f o l l o w i n g ( a l l t a k e n f r o m beloved mountains -- safely.
Denver papers), on an average of once a
The old-timers who survive have learnweek: "Four Injured in Plane Crash Near
ed that there are a few simple but inflexiAspen. "Air Victims" Services Are
ble rules to keep the plane out of the
Scheduled in Aspen." Bodies of Six in Air
foliage. Here is a summary of them.
Crash Removed." "Mountain Plane Crash
S i g h t e d : P i l o t I s D e a d ` " Tw o H o u s t o r [ patched together over the years from the
Boys Survive Plane Crash Claiming Five expertise of veteran mountain bush pilots
l i k e R o c k y Wa r r e n , a n d f r o m t i p s p u t
together by aviation commissions of
Tw e n t y - f o u r p e r s o n s w e r e k i l l e d i n
several mountain states:
general aviation accidents in Colorado in
. Beware of the almost-clear day with
1973. and 32 in the preceding year.
only a few clouds. Note if these clouds are
The pattern is simple and chilling: A
"lennies" (lentieulars) or "sculptured"
"flatland" pilot from "back East." with
clouds. These are the flags that signal a
little or no knowledge of the techniques of
jet stream up high and strong winds
high-country flying, heads for Aspen with
below Remember that often a wind from
his family for a skiing vacation in an
the west of 35 knots at 12.000 feet means
overloaded plane.
you'll face 70 knots at 15.000 feet.
Sometimes his planning is so bad. his
knowledge of mountain flying and mounGet the "resident pro" to go over the
tain meteorology so poor, that his fate is weather with you. Ask for pilot reports.
sealed before he ever takes off. With the
There are no weather observers in large
conditions he has accepted there is no
portions of the areas you will overfly, so way he can survive.
spend a few dimes to call en route and
destination airports for on-the-spot obserThe Colorado Rockies are "alclad" with
vations. This beats sequence (old)
aircraft wreckage Every pilot who plans
weather all hollow. Fly early in the mornto take a small plane over the front range
ing when there are no buildups and wi,lds
should at least have to look at the CAP
map of aircraft crash locations. It might are mild.

acceleration. If runway length is a
problem, hold the brakes, feed the full
power, and then lean the mixture for best
power {A full-rich mixture can punish you
badly at a high-altitude field. ) Use flaps as
recommended in the manufacturer's
guide book. If you are worried about the
load to be carried, try it first solo and
e m p t y, a n d t h e n g r a d u a l l y a d d l o a d . I f
n e c e s s a r y, m a k e a c o u p l e o f fl i g h t s t o
"ferry the load." It's dull but much
healthier And you can always figure
you're building your flying hours.
Ta k e a n e x t r a fi v e m i n u t e s t o fi l e a
flight plan -- and when you file it, ask
what ARTC recommends. In the Rockies,
the controllers can give you some good
tips on routes, if you can swallow your
pride in the interest of keeping your ego
aloft for a few extra years Then fly the
flight plan! Don't count on cutting corners
just because you have a crash beacon
(There has been at least one case recently
where one was installed
and didn't
Request flight-following from the radar
troops. They're only too happy to help you
if you'll fly high enough to stay on their
crystal ball. Of course, this may mean oxygen usage, which brings up another subject: Know your altitude tolerance. (I
know I can fly at 15 thou for well over an
hour before I get pins and needles, but I'm
a highland boy.) Do you know for certain
what you can do before you: get "happy
and gutsy"?

worst, land uphill in a meadow, which will
help with deceleration. Or put the plane
between two sturdy objects (like two big
trees) and let the wings take the crunch.
(One guy stuffed a 172 into a tunnel on the
front range a few years back; he and his
passenger lived to tell about it). Then cut
the ignition and mixture just before you
Ta k e a l i t t l e t i m e t o p r e p a r e a n
emergency first-aid and signaling kit. For
the latter, take along some Delsey (to string in the trees), flares or ordinary
fireworks to use to attract attention--or
even kids' balloons and string--so that, if
need be, you can make your position
known. These aids are cheap but practical.
Lastly, trust your liquid compass--but
know what the variation and deviation are.
At the time of writing, the fate of the
Goldstone family wasn't known, The plane
had not yet been found.
But the CAP has a busted airplane, and
my friend of 20 years, Chris Chancy, has
§ome-cuts- a-nd brufses. He's a typical CAP
pilot, one of those heroic guys who are
ready to go out and find you--often in
marginal weather conditions--when you
bust your flight plan. You owe it to yourself and a lot of other guys like Chris
Chaney to fly mountains with common
sense and caution--having done your

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The Federal Aviation Administration is
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how the ELT- is maintained or installed.
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And speaking of crossing mountain
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way you would use stepping stones- to
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make him think before be becomes a
Air and alcohol don't mix Skiers
inspections, such as any aircraft found
road is best if the telephone poles will afstatistic--and carries his loved ones into
know that a beer consumed at 13.000 feet
operating without an ELT will be subject
ford wing clearance, but you can also use
"statistic land" with him.
can inebriate you instantly. Put a firm 12 meadows or small lakes. If worst comes to
to regulatory action. If wilful violation of
I've written many articles on mountain
hours between bottle and throttle.
t h e l a w a n d FA R s i s d e t e r m i n e d , d i s flying, called for stiffer procedures that
ciplinary action could result in the
would put an end to what I've called
Don't be so dense that you don't find
withdrawal of the aircraft airworthiness
"Murder in the Mountains" and "Suicide
out about density altitude. You may need
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affected the regular rate, the dreary
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1974 issue of The AOPA
So, be st~re to have your ELT installed so
to knock down our lovely peaks.
problems "have to be experienced to be
Pilot Magazine.
that it will work properly and remind your
The peaks, of course, are the problem b e l i e v e d . " ) Yo u c a n c o m p o u n d t h e
friends not to fly their aircraft unless they
F e w p e o p l e r e a l i z e t h a t C o l o r a d o h a s problem by trying to "unstick" early by
have an ELT installed
more than 50 mountains over 14,000 feet
overrotating, so that you kill off your



AUGUST, 1974

Comm School Expands;
Okie Facility Opens
KUTZTOWN. Pa. -- The Northeast Region Communications School
has taken a step toward increasing the opportunity for interested Civil
Air Patrol personnel to become proficient as CAP communicators.
CAP Lt. Col. Robert J. Miller, the founder and commander of the
school, has been appointed project officer for communications schools
nationwide. It will-be his job to help organize additional schools
throughout the United States.
The newest CAP communication facility will begin operation at
Tinker AFB. Okla., with sessions scheduled for August 18-24. CAP Lt.
Col. Cyrus V. Edwards, Oklahoma Wing's deputy for communications
will serve as school commander. The school is sponsored by the
Southwest region. Anyone interested in attending this school should
contact Colonel Edwards, DCS Communications, Oklahoma Wing, Box
75033. Oklahoma City. Okla.. 73107.
Plans call for additional schools to be established in other sections of
the U.S. in the summer of 1975. Regions and wings interested in sponsoring such a school are urged to contact Lt. C01. Robert J. Miller.
CAP, Box 346, RD 3. Harrisburg, Pa.. 17112.

'Wing Ding' Attracts 250
TYLER, Tex. -- More than 250 CAP members from throughout the
state recently attended the annual Texas Wing conference held in
The conference was divided into three phases covering wing goals,
achievements and areas requiring improvement. During staff
seminars, group and squadron staffs meet with their wing counterparts
to resolve problems pertinent to unit needs.
Cadet activities included meetings of cadet advisory Councils and
orientation flights for cadets who had never flown in CAP aircraft.

CAP On Display At Festival
BUCKHANNON. W. Va. -- Many West Virginia people became more
aware of CAP recently. The Buckhannon Composite Squadron held an
open house during the Strawberry Festival here.
Items from some of the educational fields in CAP were on display and
were explained to the visitors by unit personnel. In addition, films were
shown on CAP and some of the organization's activities.
Members of the squadron also served refreshments to their visitors.

BACK IN ACTION--Board Members for the reactivated Northeast Region Cadet Advisory
Council discuss CAP regulations at a special meeting at Stewart Airport, Newburgh, N.Y.
They are (left to right), Cadet Capt. Marcia Porter, chairman, Maine Wing; Cadet Col.
David Wright, vice chairman, Connecticut Wing; and Cadet Col. Adrianne Galappa,
recorder, New Jersey Wing. The meeting was organized by CAP Maj. Barbara Loechaer,
deputy chief of staff for cadets, NER.

Photos Needed For Contest!

selected subject is have the inMAXWELL AFB, Ala. The
Civil Air Patrol Photo Contest dividual "doing" something. And
secondly, make sure that all CAP
was announced in the May issue
of the Civil Air Patrol NEWS. To personnel photographed are easy
date we have received only one identifiable as such, and that
their uniform and appearance
entry, which by the way, didn't
MANKATO, Minn. -- Cadets of Minnesota Wing's Mankato Comsatisfy any of the photo contest conform to CAP Manual 39-1.
All personnel must be idenposite Squadron recently received training and earned their standard
First Aid cards. Some of the cadets are now working on their advanced
We know there are pictures to tified in pictures by name, rank
and CAP unit. If other personnel
be taken, particularly during
In conjuction with the first aid training, they received instructions CAP's most active period -- the such as Red Cross and Civil
dealing with fire safety taught by a faculty member from Mankato
Defense workers are in the
summer months.
photo, they should also be idenVocational-Technical Institute.
With a few clicks of the
tified by name, title (if any) and
After instructions on the various types of fire extinguishers and the
camera, you could win a $50
safety problems encountered in combating an actual fire, they toured a savings bond or more.
This information and a brief
local fire station.
All members are eligible to
enter the contest in any or all of description of the subject matter
should be typed or printed on a
the three categories which are
black and white, color prints and
piece of paper and attached with
a small strip of scotch tape to the
color slides.
One thing you should keep in back of the submitted picture. Do
not write on the back of the submind when shooting your

mitted photos. Pictures that do
not comply with these requirements will be disqualified

Photographs and slides will
judged by a panel selected tgNational Headquarters and przze
winning photos will be used to
promote Civil Air Patrol m
national publications and credit
lines will be given to all photos
All entries will become the
property of National Headquarters and must be postmarked no later than Sept. 15. 1974
First prize in each of the three
categories will be a $50 savings
bond. Second place enteries ~:i:
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bond. If no suitable pictures are
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Black and white photos ~fli
submitted in 8" x 10"" size alor~
with negatives. Color prm:s
should be 4" x 5"'. or jumbo
JAMAICA, N.Y. Cadet members of the Jamaica Cadet Squadron prints, and include the negatives
recently produced their own 30-minute television show entitled "The Color slides will be 35ram o~ly
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The unit's cadet commander, Cadet Capt. Ron Atkins, who is taking a
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television and radio course in college, produced the documentary on the
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Queens Group with the aid of fellow cadets. The equipment for producing the show was on loan from the Medgar Evers College of the City Contest, Maxwell AFB. Al 36112
University of New York where Atkins attends.
The show was divided into three segments. The first five minutes
dealt with the history of CAP and the Queens Group. The second
segment, which lasted for twenty minutes covered the various
happenings at a typical open house. The closing portion included slides
of the different activities in which CAP cadets participate. Cadet
Atkins signed off with a message about CAP's mission today and it's
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Cadets Earn Their 'Cards'

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A U G U S T, 1 9 7 4

JUNE, 11174
Kathrvn L. Howar
Wendv L. Anderson
Perry; W. Shields
Dennts E Cnnnolly
George M Florer II
Mark F. Williams
Mark E. Wnuk
Gary A. Cookish
Darler~e E. Pearl
Kevin P. Hochstedler 07016
Robin P, Needham
Michael A. Shapiro
Karen L. Budzinski
Dennis S. Smith
Rick L. Taylor
Diane M. Lindquist
Rachid F. Idriss
John W. Benefiel
Patrice M. Grimmnitz
Martin W. Allen
Chris T. Trimer
Michael A. Gersanics 20238
Denn F. Hanson
Raymond B. Phillips
Gregory L. Hampton
Anthony P. Layton
Daniel A. Hoefly
Rodney T. Jones
T. ' Scott Todd
Paul G. Mayer
Joseph C. Portale
Timothy J. Cleary . 31039
Lynn A. Stout
Kristine F. Ktare
Kelly A. Vorachek
Kevin D, Kertz
John S. Yavor
Brian P. Dunleavy
FM. Macerato Jr.
Ricky L. Stanley
Allen R. Bailey
Rudolf D. Vantriet
R.W. Summerfield
Joseph E. Siiko
James W. Silko
Edward A. Romanski
Lionel Q.L. Mew
Juan R. Rodriguez
Eduardo Dominguez
Alicia Navarro
Pedro R. Perez
Carlos D. Colon
Ana M. Sabo
Rogelio Diaz
Jose E. Garcia
Clifford J. Walsh
Charles S. McCorkle
Edward A. Vidal
James Baumstark

Greg M. Olson
Andrew G. Kaluzny
Paul H. Kratofil
Mark I. Murdock
Richard A. Caldwell
Michael R. Lehmann
Richard J. Call
Gary W. ThnmpsGn
David A. Hoes
Carter M. Ledeker
Faye A. Bailey
Duane C. Judy
Mark W. Johnson
Andres Foetanez Jr.
Michele A. Ciaburro
Kirk K Steinhauser
Nora V. Golden
Lawrence D. Campbell
Keith D. Anthony
Jeffrey D Allen
Steven D. Knapp
Darlene G. Stallings
David L. Bottom
Stewart J. Umholtz
John A. MaGuire
Alan R. Bokowski
Robert F. Byrd
Robert R. Howes
Martin P. Agather
Duane K, Larsen
Duane P. Saari
Oscar R. Thomasson
Richard J. Mclntyre
Chris M. Dembny
Mike D, Taylor
Clara J. Cowan
Peter L. Pierson
Michael J. |clanger
Brian M. Manning
Robert F. Thomas
Bruce F. Wise
Jeffrey Jaknbewski
Dean F, Matcheck
Dean F. Mieike
John M. Hughes
Webb A. Beulah
Susan A. Ethholz
Paul D. Romanik
Christine G. Borowec
John P. Corcoran
Tracy A. Bailey
Richard S. Greg
Brian R. Wells
Henry J Muller
William G,A. Betz
Ira D. Shiansky
Wilton G. Wilkerson
Julius E. James Jr.
G.W, Underwood Jr,
Kevin J. Liedahl
Bill G. Borchert
David F. Hackney
Aubrey K. Johnson

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04295 Dorothy E. Grauel
04333 Paul A. White
04381 Michael R. Ragsdale 36042
05025 David S. Santiago
05059 Alan J. Santiago
06010 Evelyn A Parker
Arlington Bradford
Jeff L. Chivari
Roger L Capwell
David R. Boppler
Stephen F. Yavor
084}66 Kevin D. Miller
DavidT. Castellann
Akos I. Kovach
Thomas P. Wilkinson 39019
Harold G. Sandbeck 39066
Kenneth E. Andera
David M. Montgomery 41094
Jeffery W. Lamay
Robert E. Cumming
Danita I. Davidsen
11074 Nathan C. Haruagel
Lindsey D. Lee
Herbert C. Collier
Jnn G, Carman
11205 Steve A Smith
11205 Terry L. Hugill
11254 Donald M. Adair
13002 Alan E. Joos
13051 William A. Sacco
14078 Janet A. Berg|ark
14100 John S. Maroellis
Keith G. Wilson
15067 Scott A. Hayden
16075 Jim R. Giese
17033 Rodney A. Buruett
17034 Jack W. Radosevich
19006 Russell D. Lambert
19022 Robert B. Rush
19044 Gene A. Ishol
Warren J. Froggatt
Felix A. Santiago
Enriqae Rodriguez
Nelson Lugo
Julio E. Araud
Arturo Emmanuelli
Admirada Hernandez
Guillermo Irizarry
Diana Quinones
lleana Quinones
Carmen N. Roman
John Torres
Jose A. Aguayo
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Gladys M. Quinones
Jose A. Tnncet
Aurea E, Roman
Betsy Rodriguez
Damaso R. Segarra
Lourdes Feliciano
Osvaldo Rodriguez
Edgar Vera
3,5006 Maria V. Cordero


GOING UP--Cadets from
the Augusta Composite
Squadron labor in the
warm sun to assist the
A u g u s t a G e n e r a l Av i a t i o n
Commission in the
construction of a new
fence at Daniel Field
Airport in Augusta, Ga. An
auto accident had
destroyed the old one. The
CAP Squadron uses the
former terminal building
(in rear of photo) as its
headuarters. (Augusta
Herald Photo)

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San Francisco, Calif.--Sept, 20-21


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Information Officer

National Aerospace
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Operations/Emergency Services/
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