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 - Ten Naval Officers Assigned Ole Miss Training...
Ten Naval Officers Assigned Ole Miss Training Program Now Includes 25 UNIVERSITY Ten additional Navy officers have been assigned to the Navy's Five-Term College Training program at the University of Mississippi. This brings to 25 the number of "five-termers" assigned to Ole Miss. All ten are aviators. This is believed to be one of the largest groups of officers enrolled at any university in the nation under this special training program, Capt. C. VV. Musgrave. prolessor of naval science, said. The group of new officers here to enroll for regular academic work during the spring semester includes two lieutenant commanders and eight lieutenants. The lieutenant commanders are Thomas D. Mc-Bride of Aliquippa, Pa., and Wilbur L. Stallings of Rocky Mount, N. C. Lieutenants included are George L. Ayers of Racine, Wis., Jack C. Coggins of Tallapoosa, Ga., S. F. Dudley of St. Petersburg, Fla., Max E. Malan of Pinckneyville, 111., Stephen E. Purcell Jr. of Canton, Ohio, Ernest E. Rivers cf Pensacola, Fla., David E. Scher-rer of Wheeling, W. Va., and Bil-lie E. Smith of Brownwood, Texas. All but Lt. Rivers were assigned here directly from General Line School at Monterrey, Calif. . He came from Kodiak, Alaska. The five-term program is designed to give Rcsular Navv officers of the rank of lieutenant com mander and below educational equality with then- contemporaries who graduated from the Naval Academy Their five terms, or semesters, at Ole Miss will be devoted to academic subjects. The other three terms,- devoted to Navy professional subjects were completed at the General Line bcnooi.

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  1. Clarion-Ledger,
  2. 01 Feb 1956, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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