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Sheppard Field Texacts Newspaper Archives Apr 24 1942, Page 1

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - April 24, 1942, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Field a private publication in the interest of military personnel at Sheppard Field olme i x umber a to is u his a n 11 i old Texas Friday a Peil j4, i 04 j pert and pretty smiling Dolly Dearman puts Hor tops in action to entertain the soldiers. The Young dancing Star is with the a grand Ole opry Camel caravan unit presenting six performances at the service club next thursday Friday and saturday. V v i Camel caravan to feature grand Ole opry Here touring As Sci Camp i. Nit entertainers to present six shows in three Days the a grand Ole opry unit of the Camel caravan a bus Load of gags girls fun and frolic will Roll onto Sheppard Field to present six shows in three Days beginning thursday april 30. Expressly designed to entertain soldiers the travelling show features favourites of the stage screen and radio. Top Billing is Given to Titian headed Dolly Dearman a 20-year-old dancing Star a Trio of girl singers that coast to coast songstress Ray Carlisle and the Golden West cowboys of screen Fame with Ford Rush acting As master of ceremonies. As a part of the show soldiers will be invited to join in a Square dance with the girl performers free cigarettes Are to be distributed and a group of popular songs will Climax the program. The show schedule arranged by i the spacial services office will be at the new outdoor theater for soldiers in the replacement Center thursday april so 7 . Second show for a to students 8 30 . For students on the i night shift Friday May i at 9 45 . For Hospital co Vales cents at the Hospital 2 30 . J at the outdoor theater for re j placement Center men saturday 7 . For a general audience 8 30 . A remember Pearl Harbor new insignia for army air Force the army air Force has adopted a new shoulder sleeve insignia to be worn on the left sleeve of the service coat and the overcoat. According to maj. N. Csc Shel assistant Post adjutant. New air Force patches will be i available in the near future and will replace unit patches now being worn in the army air forces. The new insignia will consist of two Golden stylized wings extending upward and outward Over a White Star whose Center portion is covered with a red disc. Both j figures will be superimposed Over an Ultramarine Blue disc. The Ultra mine disc represents the sky and air the mediums through which the air forces operate. The White Star with the red disc has been the identifying Symbol of the United states army air plane since its inception. The Golden wings Over the Star indicate victorious operation. Uso re opening draws big crowd re opening of the eighth Street Uso club with a formal dedication ceremony sunday afternoon was i attended by More than 5000 soldiers and civilians. The soldiers recreation Center first opened when Sheppard Field received its first contingent of soldiers was closed for 40 Days during a $16,-000 remodelling program. Col. A b. C Lagett commanding officer Sheppard Field by. Of William i. Gilks divisional commander of the salvation army mayor w. P. Hood and or. Paul Martin first methodist Church pastor were principal speakers during the dedication. Entertainment during the afternoon and evening included songs by the Sheppard Field glee club several numbers by the Sheppard Field strings vocal solos by mrs. Bonnie Parks of Wichita Falls and a program by the army air Force band. Capt r. S. Ball. Salvation army is in charge of the building. With John Oconnell directing a daily and nightly program of events for the Uso Center. A remember Pearl Harbor pos members begin work on musical army emergency Relief to receive benefits from a three dots and a dash a a Dot Dot Dot dash it s v for Victory. Sheppard Fields newest comedy a three d gets with a dash has gone into rehearsal preparing for its opening tentatively scheduled May 16 As a Benefit for the army emergency Relief fund. The cast. Composed of talented Sheppard Field soldiers who have been entertainers in civilian life and a chorus of pretty w Ichita Falls girls has already been chosen by sgt. Dale Stout produc-1 Tion manager shown in Cut at right and but. Robert Sylva Ai j Rector of the show formerly of j my a. Rehearsals for the music i comedy began Ednes Duy night on j several of the songs written for j the show by pvt. Jack i Homas j and pvt. Jimmie Kelly. The production is the idea of i col. Lewis a. Dayton Post executive officer and is named a three dots with a dash a corresponding to the Morse code signal for Tho v of Victory. It will be staged at memorial auditorium in wich i Ita Falls with rehearsals at building k2 on the Field. Script writers for the facial Story of typical air corps soldiers Are pets. A. E. Hotchner Budd Bankson. And Harry a i Ginthner. Sgt. Robert Price theatrical artist will design the seen cry and costumes. The opening of the show is scheduled to coincide with the eve of sunday May 17. Recently proclaimed by president Roosevelt As a i am an american Day. A remember Pearl Harbor a artists featured at service club sgt. Dale Stout spec dal weekend features at the Sheppard i it id service club Are a concert saturday evening at eight by Doris Doe Mezzo Soprano of the metropolitan opera company and the appearance sunday evening at the same time of Ted Price and his comedy hand from Electra. There is no charge for i either program remember Pearl Harbor official orders Given on Khaki authorized uniform for All members of this command will be Cotton Khaki on and after Friday j May i. The wearing of Khaki or Woolen uniforms is optional until that Date according to an announcement of the commanding officer released by maj. N. C. Voshel assistant adjutant. Proper uniform for soldiers in the replacement Center is subject to orders from replacement Headquarters and permanent personnel will Wear the uniform prescribed by Squadron orders. Four types of headgear May be worn with the Khaki uniform. The Garrison Cap. Formerly called the Over seas Cap requires the air forces technical training command badge to be worn in the prescribed position an inc ii Iron the front and a half Inch from the Bottom Edge of the Cap. I he Cotton or Woolen service Cap formerly called the Garrison Cap May be worn at All times with the proper insignia. The fiber suntan helmet May be worn on or off the Post with the service Cap insignia on the front and Center. The approved summer dress for i enlisted men does not permit wearing the Field jacket off the Post. Enlisted men also will not i weal shirts with shoulder straps i according to the order. A remember Pearl Harbor Ive cents to civilians record set in top non com promotions Washington order boosts in men Iii first two grades 14 to master the largest number of promotions for ranking non commissioned officers at Sheppard Field including 11 to master sergeant and 102 to technical sergeant to be effective april 15. Were announced this week by w a department order. The total number of promotions 116, is larger than the entire number of promotions of non commissioned officers in the air corps for any single year prior too 1939. Promoted from technical sergeant to master sergeant Delmar e. Preyer Albert r. Mackey Luther it. Autry Vernon i. Greenleaf Ralph h. Carr Elwood m. Whittington Corliss e. Dysinger Clyde Hendrickson Samuel h. Tate William j. Birmele Harry Berger Alvin j. Flout Allen h. Adams and Clarence e. Michel. Promoted from staff sergeant to i technical sergeant i Samuel p. Gerard Edward Meese Walter Ball John h. Rape Nicholas Stasko Michael e. Milam Edward p. Bowman. Paul h. Judy Peter f. Coyer. Fiance e. Cope Homer a. Mccann Russell l. Clark Allen d. Howard. Wright g. Dedeke Carlos r. Osborn hairy b. Terhune William h. Hollingsworth. John a. Johnson Charles e. Sullenger r. Andrew Kowalick a Clark c. Matheson Jesse w. Davidson. John p. Feicht jr., Lester f. Heidgerken. Ralph a. Schell i Frank t. J Aho Anthony f. Re Mesch Fred w. Swanson. Leon m. Austin Jerome l. Meltzer Louis a. Parks Robert s. Fag Ner. Glen f. Clarke George 14. Williamson. Fred m. Rogers Harlan k. Smith. Donald d. Swenson Donald h. Hill. Frederick e. Sullivan. Fred h. Stacker. George s. Pickling. Walter Robertson George t. Little Lowell b. Darnell Cecil m. Floyd John d. Romanio Woodrow w. Beauchamp Emanuel Hummingbird William e. Hamm Hugh r. Law George p. Proffitt Brevard m. Mclendon Edward Johns Tommy Peters jr., James b. Links Walter lock continued on Page three a remember Pearl Harbor Doris Doe sings at service club Doris Doe. Mezzo Soprano with the metropolitan opera company who made her initial appearance in Wichita Falls recently Wilt present her third performance this week at Sheppard Field saturday at s p. In. In the service club. Thursday evening miss Doe gave a special performance for the convalescent in the station Hospital. The same evening she Sang As guest Star on the a Sheppard Field hours broadcast from the service club. Pvt. Arthur Carr is her accompanist for the three performances. Miss Doe has been singing with the metropolitan opera company appearing in Dallas this week do ing a tour. She was brought direct to Sheppard Field at the request of col h. B Clagett commanding officer and toe assistance of the chief of the special services Branch in washing put. Louis in erickson�?110th school Squadron. Danovi it a rent

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