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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - April 01, 1944, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Fiel official publication of Sheppard Fiel Sheppard Field Texas saturday april i 1944 Freear Prog ram undergoes major change editorial Don t be a sucker support the Provost marshal s off limits edict Don t patronize the county line Beer Black Market capt. Glenn f. Williams Wichita Falls Provost marshal week had justifiable reasons for his firm clamping of off to orders on military personnel patronizing certain Beer lors operating at the convergence of the Wichita and a county lines. This action was taken to protect not hinder military per Tiel. There Are probably those among us whose first thought to condemn the Provost marshal for depriving us the use or oases. And our oases Are few. There is no mistake about but the operators of five establishments at the county did not deserve our patronage after a Chi jacking soldiers weat earned army dollars. Captain Williams imposed the tary padlock of the five Beer houses for Selling the sud.1? exorbitant prices a in excess of ceiling prices according he information i have this policy of the Beer lers was an unvarnished instance of pocketbook bleeding Provost marshal unquestionably was Wise in his action. The five places named off limits to military personnel e listed by Captain Williams As Cecil Hardin s place and eyes place on the Lake Wichita Road and Flo s place cd Parker a place and dutch a place All on us High-281. Investigation of the situation by a member of the Public tons staff last monday night revealed that the issuance in off limits order still has not prevented employees of the shacks from Selling to soldiers through civilian Middle who procure the Beer then turn ii Over to the Soldier a or so away from the premises. Sheppard Field soldiers should not make themselves a ories to this cheap Corner cutting practice. They should along with the Provost Marshall to show him their aviation for his interest in protecting them from this Type of Al patronage of these five places which have ated their businesses in open Defiance of Laws passed to act the consumer would Only unnecessarily further de-3 a soldiers pocketbook. Too it would be a sheer Case of Ting off ones nose to spite one s face a As the saying goes. Failure of the above named Beer places a to Post ceiling is and failure to observe them were the two reasons Given Captain Williams for placing them off limits. The Provost Shal pointed out that a the cheaper brands of Beer usually Iling at 13 cents per bottle were being sold at 20 cents Lese places according to my these Are the facts As we received them. We could t sit by and see our fellow soldiers bled by those who would the Law to do it. Transferred new policy is designed to meet critical need details of sweeping changes in the a of aviation Cadet program designed to maintain a balanced attack by All u. S. Forces toward the successful prosecution of the War against the Axis reached Post Headquarters this week. Maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general of Sheppard Field received accompanying word from Gen. H. It. Arnold commanding general of the aah and of. Gen. Barton k. Yount commanding general of the 3/\4k/\ a"l4 d quoth y a a a of honors French am graduates general Chaney praises group for its work. More than too members of the Quot Fri Quot i a in tinle Crew a raining and Tho French air forces graduating from capt. Fannie Easley capt. Fannie c. Easley w h o came to Sheppard Field As chief nurse Ort. 28, 1941, before the station Hospital was officially opened has been transferred to the army air base at Lincoln training command describing graphically the necessity for instituting these changes to meet critical and immediate Overall needs by our armed forces As a whole. Maj. William c. Day posts a announced that All affected personnel on Sheppard Field were being called together saturday to be informed As groups assembled of the amendments in general policy and to receive the messages of general Arnold and general Yount. The changes were divided into two general categories one in which men of certain status would a native of Houston. Texas Captain Easley came Here from the United states military Academy at West Point n. Y. Previous to West Point she served at the Tripler general Hospital in Hawaii located three Miles from Pearl Harbor in March 1941. A nine months before the she says a and it me lip to think i Wasny to there for the Captain Easley was commissioned in the army nurse corps feb. To 1934. Other listing the status of those die air plane mechanics school who would be relieved from air Here were special guests of a. Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general of Sheppard Field at the or of flying nurses writing new apters in air evacuation annals Sunrise service features mixed choral group Crew training. Two Points one of the two Points of the new policy includes orders to discontinue from classification and to relieve from aircrew training fracas i a aircrew trainees in the follow Burns eng status who have not yet reached pre flight school i. All army ground and service Force personnel officer or enlisted whether classified or unclassified. 2. White Volunteer flying trainees continued on Page 7 save More planes a combined chorus voices provided of by with mixed members of the wac detachment and enlisted men and music provided by 524th aah band under the direction of regular Retreat Parade wednesday afternoon. The French who finished their courses with above the average grades received congratulations from general Chaney in an address following the review of troops. He urged that the French continue their excellent work at factory schools pointing out that friends at Sheppard Field will be watching them with a great representing general Chaney col. Edward l. N. Glass director of plans and training spoke before awarding certificates of graduation tuesday night at a program in service club no. I. Major Pooley talks other speakers included maj. A gala easter dance for Shep j William l. F. Pooley Post special Pard Field no club members and no club to hold big easter dance next saturday. Their guests has been arranged for saturday april 8, according to an announcement by the entertainment committee. Plans Call for four solid hours of dancing from 7 30 until 11 30 p. In. In service club no. 2, with a a. Music by a special dance orches to James h. Ralston the Victory a Mac e up 0f members of the y Cpl. Harry a a red Ryan exacts staff writer out former Sheppard d nurses Are writing a chapter in the history of Cine As Crew members of no squadrons which evae wounded men of the u. My Navy and Marine corps plane from Pacific Battle ads Ader of the flying nurses is Active re haired it. Frances Jan of Dallas Texas one of first nurses to be stationed at it Pard Field. Her Sheppard Field nurses ing with air evacuation units a. Lucy Wilson of big Sandy a former chief of nurses Here stationed in new Caledonia Jeanette Gleason Houston is presently in China and it. By Rogers Burkburnett now Idia. Head of an air evacuation Dron miss morgans picture ared recently on the front of the internationally known Alulu advertiser which pain referring to her said a miss an typifies the Young Alert Patriot with Radiant health and personality whose service in this theatre of War will be recorded for All m iss Morgan landed in Honolulu aboard a huge four engine sky master c-54, loaded with american soldiers who Only 36 hours before were in the bloody invasion assault on Makin Island. The trip covering 3000 Miles is considered a record for air evacuation. Duties of the air evacuation nurse performed at altitudes of Over 10,000 feet include the giving to men lying on litters in four tiers Coffee fruit juices and food blood plasma injections sedatives heating pads Shock treatment and continued on Page 7 save More planes Nelson is appointed up sgt. Major i. Sgt. Edward w. Nelson has been appointed unit personnel sergeant major it was announced this week by capt. Elledge h. Carter unit personnel officer. Captain Carter also announced that s. Sgt. Richard Dolph will be sergeant Nelson s assistant. Stage will be the scene of impressive easter Sunrise services which will begin at 7 11 a. In. Sunday april 9. The chorus which is under the direction of capt. George w. Koski will include the following incomplete list of was s. Sgt. Thyra Pearson cps. Elizabeth Young Betty Hawley and Mildred pics. Beatrice Feldman. Marion Hooper Dewey Johnson and Dona Cox and pvt. Catherine i Leslie. In the event of inclement i weather the services will be held i in theatre no. 3, it was announced. Men desiring passes for their j families to attend the services May request them from their organization commanding officers who will procure them from the j Provost marshal. It was hoped originally that the Sunrise serv ices would be broadcast from the Victory stage but later reports indicated that arrangements could not be made. Save More planes aircraft recognition taught in Hospital aircraft recognition the teaching of important recognition features of planes used in the present War has entered All wards at the station Hospital it was announced this week by it. Joe Sutton convalescent training officer. Three Post bands. At the same time the no club will be open to members and dates for refreshments and entertainment. Admission to the affair will be by membership card Only. Lady guests will receive novel Floral favors take More pains Grapevine fruitful censor oks letter and adds p. S. The Sheppard Field a a Grapevine bears a lot of fruit. Thursday three officers on the Post received roundabout news from a Friend who left Here six months ago. It was delivered in an Odd Way but it was news just j which will later be confirmed. Service officer and former commanding officer of the school continued on Page 7 save More planes blood donor unit coming april i Good news for Sheppard Field soldiers who have expressed the wish to donate blood for the american red Cross a plasma Bank a came Forth this week with the announcement by Dean Sutej red Cross Field director Here that the red Cross blood donor service Mobile unit will be in Wichita Falls for five Days starting monday. April 17. Soldiers wishing to donate blood to the plasma Bank which incidentally is responsible More than anything for saving the lives of men wounded in Battle should Contact or. Suttle at red Cross Headquarters on the Field to fill out an appointment card for a voluntary blood donation. The same. It. Milton shoulder was with the 419th school Squadron while at Sheppard Field. There he knew maj. W. L. F. Pooley capt. Wells Littlefield and it. James p. My fee. To Sheppard Field thursday came a letter addressed to it. Frank c. Mclendon. Pm officer from a Friend in England. On the save More planes Khaki time khakis Back wearing of prescribed summer uniforms by Sheppard Field officers and enlisted men is optional effective today until May i Atter which wearing of khakis will be mandatory. Wearing of the Necktie with the Back the censor had scribbled summer uniform is optional on a say hello to major Pooley Captain Littlefield and lieutenant the censor a of he was lieutenant shoulder late of Sheppard Field. Yes it is a Small world. The Post but the Necktie must be worn by All military personnel at All times while off the Post. Uniform for specific formation will be As designated by the director Al training

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