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Sheppard Field Texacts Newspaper Archives Dec 5 1941, Page 1

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - December 5, 1941, Sheppard Field, Texas Sheppard Field volume i number a private publication in the interest of military personnel at Sheppard Field Sheppard Field Friday december 5, 1941 civilians 5 cent completion of Post set for february 15 a crts squadrons slated for South half of Post school hangars started. By pvt. John Douglas exacts staff writer construe lion of Sheppard Field is expected to be entirely finished by Fob. 15, unless unforeseen delays occur according to the u. S. Engineers office practically All the Post buildings Are completed now and All squadrons should be Able to move into their permanent areas in the near future. According to present plans the air corps replacement training Center commanded by of. Col. Leo h. Dawson will occupy the area South of the Parade grounds with the air corps tech Neal school having the North area. The Hospital Section lacks Only completion of the patient recreation Hall and Post bakery to be finished. All wards and mess Halls Are built and one Section of the Hospital is now in use. Academic building. Five of the six academic buildings Are now occupied by the technical school students and the other will go into use this week. Work in these buildings has progressed at a tremendous Pace in the last so Venth and school enrolment is climbing 1,600 a month. The most highly appreciated in a Over rent from the soldiers viewpoint Are the roads. Pavements now cover All streets which a few weeks ago were turned into mire during rain. This Road improvement has also expedited Field construction to a Large degree. Six mess Halls Are now in operation and the remaining four Are slated to Start feeding in the near future. These four new Halls Are expected to be used solely by the r placement Center. At the Airfield two of the giant double hangars Are almost covered Fth structural steel and Ernfrit bases have been poured t tor the remaining three. The engine fest building where Mechanic students will gather some practical air plane motor experience is Well on its Way toward completion by Jan. I. Commanding officer approves official Sheppard Field paper begins its career col. E. C. Black commanding officer of Sheppard Field casts an approving glance Over the original drawing for the Masthead of exacts Sheppard Field Post newspaper. Displaying the Art to the colonel is sgt. Duane Wright staff artist of the paper who designed the heading. Post Chapel will open sunday with radio broadcast of dedication Sheppard Field s new Chapel will be opened officially sunday dec. 7, at 3 p. Rn., when col. E. C. Black commanding officer will accept it for the government from Cap. Erland e. Tillman resident Engineer. Colonel Black will then present the Chapel to Post chaplain John r. Kittenger for Field religious services. The dedication will be broadcast Over station Lwft from 3 to 3 30 p. In. The opening program will include a Solo by pvt. E. Phillip Macgregor nationally known baritone soloist now at Sheppard Field. A part of the Sheppard Field symphony orchestra will also accompany the Post choir in the musical numbers under the direction of pvt. George Jensen. The Chapel is of the Standard army Type in that it resembles Ove two three a kick Sheppard Field dance at boys club j natures Conga and band contest in boys club dance for Shepp vails at the dances and wish to p w k to St a it to i Field cadets saturday night feature a Conga and a band my contest for girls. These highlights of the weekly dance de last week and will continue no As the girls and their cavort desire. Las much As the Sheppard ettes u their saturday nights to Soldier dance it is up to us to Bow our appreciation a com a i Dick Willis Bass fiddler a i median with the Quot wings of m Post orchestra. 1 should give the girls a lit l ignition and if any of the be a stunt or Novelty num a would do the trick bring p the bandstand and Well w it i you a he added. A chaperones and hostesses at in Dinces have remarked upon v a Ger i Manly conduct that pre continue with the weekly program As Long As enthusiasm stays at the same pitch. Cadets Are requested not to bring dates to the dance As the Gills Are invited by the Council and cannot gain admittance without an invitation. Tickets can be obtained from the Squadron first sergeant. Distributed proportionately one ticket is available for every 50 men in a Squadron. Non commissioned officers receive one ticket out of ten. In other words the dance is primarily for Yar Birds and privates. The boys club is located at 507 Broad Street and the dance starts at 8 p. In. Mrs. Bowe brigadier general of the civilian recreational Council sponsors of the dance would like to receive All constructive criticism pertaining to the dance. He typical Small Church which thousands of cadets have attended in civil life. A towering spire which can be seen from any Point on the Field is symbolic of the importance religion plays a1 Sheppard Field. With a rear Balcony that can accommodate 40 choir members Che Chapel will have a downstairs seating capacity of 400. A Hammond electric Organ will also be installed in the Balcony. An outstanding feature of the Chapel is an altar which can be moved Back and Forth on a track when the Chapel is used for pastoral and cultural activities. The altar fits into a recess at the rear of the Chapel so that the front becomes an architectural element of the wainscoting. Also incorporated in the building is an Ark to hold the jewish Book of the Law protestant Catholic and jewish faiths will Hola services in the Chapel and provides office space tor All the chaplains. However Only Chaplian Kittenger will have his office there at the present time. The Sheppard Field Chapel will be open for use every night of the week. All denominations will i old their various weekly meetings there. A Wing and prop chevrons not authorized on Post chevrons of non commissioned officers at Sheppard Field decorated with the distinctive wings and propellers Are not authorized by the War department and Are not to be worn according to 1st it. Wilson d. Van Alen Post Provost marshal. A it hex a is no time limit set for the removal of the wings and propellers for it simply is a Case of their not being approved. The incorrect chevrons j probably were purchased from a c civilian store for they Are not sold at the Post Exchange a said lieutenant Van Black says. A one of the greatest morale factors in a Large command like Sheppard Field is a Camp newspaper which is published for the members of the command exclusively. A following the policy of the War department in fostering the establishment of strictly Camp newspapers exacts is inaugurated to serve the members of this station As a Means of disseminating information of particular interest to them. A great Deal of thought and Effort has been put Forth to bring this publication into being and the continuance of it will be a major concern of mine. A the news Art and photographic Content of this paper is assembled and prepared for publication by what is probably the finest Public relations department of any station Iii the air corps and i assure the members of this command All of them that this paper is and will continue to be exclusively tor their a col. E. C. Black commanding course admits High school grads cadets who previously failed to qualify for navigation Bombardier training because of a Lack of College education now will have a new Opportunity to we Ork toward a second lieutenants rating in that Field according to a recent War department announcement. The navigation a o in Bardier school has been opened to unmarried enlisted men Between the Ages of 20-26 who Are graduates of a accredited High school. Applicants will be required to pass the same physical examination prescribed for pilots. Instead of the minimum tvo years of College work however the High school graduate May qualify mentally by passing the general classification general mechanical aptitude and physics tests. The change in Scholastic requirements gives the Alert capable High school graduate who can pass the tests an Opportunity to hurdle the College work. Observer hating graduates of the seven months course will be eligible for appointment As second lieutenants in the air Reserve with a rating As aircraft observer. While undergoing training students will have the same status As aviation cadets and will receive the same pay and allowances As those cadets receiving Pilot instruction. Three letters of recommendation birth certificate and official transcript of High school or College we Ork if any must accompany each application. Hitherto the Bombardier and navigation courses were separate but under latest action of the War department they Are combined. The present course is designed to qualify aviation cadets As Nav gation Bombardier officers of an air Force combat team. The mental examinations will be Given As often As the number of applicants warrant possibly once a week. Field publication written. Edited by enlisted men of Public relations staff by sgt. Walt Bradbury Post editor with a volume i number i dec. 5, 1941,�?� exacts the official Post newspaper of Sheppard Field to aay comes into being. Written and Duea by lilt t a Otic relations office staff of Sheppard Field and published by the wings publishing company exacts will be delivered free of charge every Friday to All enlisted men and officers on the Field. The publication schedule will be interrupted Only by the commission of two issues dec. 26 and Jan. 2, Over the Christmas and Nev years holidays when part of the personnel is away on furlough according to present plans. Self sustaining the newspaper will be entirely self sustaining As a private publication published in the interests of the Field personnel. Tile publishing company will solicit advertising to pay the production costs an arrangement which is sanctioned by War department regulations for army posts. The Public relations office will Reserve All editorial control. Distribution of the paper on Friday mornings will be under the direction of the a and r office which will supervise the supplying of each orderly room on the Post. Staff members under the supervision of it w. R. Young Public relations officer and it. Walter b. Brooks assistant Public relations officer the newspaper is written and edited entirely by enlisted men. Editorship is handled by sgt. Walt Bradbury Post editor assisted by pvt. Bill Hoyt. Pvt. Bib Beckmann is sports editor with pvt. Frank Godsoe As assistant. The Art staff is headed by sgt. Duane Wright and includes pets. Jeff Farr and Alex Martin. Humor department is edited by pfc. De Hamlyn and the Pilaf writers include pfc. Irving Neuwirth and pets. Normar p. Spicer John r. Douglas Gerald j. Skibbins and Lawrence h. Breek. Photography is under the direction of pfc. Jack Mcclellan assisted by corp. Jack Brown. The name a it exacts derives from the contraction of the phrase a Texas air corps technical school a and was selected because it has an inclusive and distinctive application to this Post . Colonel Jewett assumes duties one of the newer arrivals to fast growing Sheppard Fielty is of. Col. Alfred l. Jewett who took Over the duties of executive officer nov. 20. Arriving from Lowry Field colonel Jewett brings with him 23 years of service in the air corps. Born in Waltham mass., March 8, 1890, he received his education at Harvard grammar school Brimfield Academy and Valparaiso University. Colonel Jewett enlisted in the aviation Section signal corps As a Buck private sept. 6, 1917, and was commissioned a second lieutenant air service june 5, 1918

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