CPT Class at RJC: Mellenger Jacoby (#2 on back row), (enlarge)
Mr. W.T. Walton (#3 on back row), President of RJC and
Supt of RPS., Tommy Strong (#4 on back row).
Front row (L-R): James "Squirt" Brown (#3), Hugh Moore (#8)
Also pictured are Rankin Britt, Keith McLaughlin, & T.C. Weaver.
The first Civilian Pilot Training (CPT) course at RJC was in 1940
and had 10 students: Willard Balch, Jack Bishop, Bill Barlow,
Bob Earnest, Ardell Kirk, Hugh Moore, Keith McLaughlin, Floyd
Russell, Thomas Strong, and Tommy Smith. Garlan Montgomery was
added to replace Bill Barlow. The instructors were: Prof Lloyd
Cherry and Merle W. "Slim" Hunter, CFI.
Instructors for the summer course were: Norman Bedgood from Tyler
and Bob Myers.