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Sheppard Field Texacts Newspaper Archives Dec 5 1941, Page 3

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - December 05, 1941, Sheppard Field, TexasFriday december 5, 1941sheppard Field exacts Page three Field address shortened by p. 0. Branch new postal arrangement handles 12,350 piece sin average Days mail. If the girl Friend complains that it takes her too Long to write your address Shell be glad to know Chat our Post office is now an Independent Branch. That Means that your folks and friends can address you at Sheppard Field Texas forgetting All about the Wichita Falls part. Pvt. Mortimer q. Smythe Barracks no. 999 499th school Squadron a crts Sheppard i held Texas. Under the direct supervision of 1st it. Courtney a. Tidwell postal officer the Field Post office is exerting every Effort to handle All incoming and outgoing mail promptly and accurately. Men on the Field Send out an average of 10.000 letters a Day and with the increases in personnel this figure will increase. Breakdown the Post office receives 12,350 pieces of mail on an average Day. J his includes 250 insured parcels 1,500 newspapers 10,000 letters and 600 Ordinary parcels. That in average of one and a third pieces of mail per Cadet per Day. Contrary to popular belief cadets must be loaded with Money because they receive As much As 53.000 a week in Money orders. The Purchase of Money orders on the Field May go As High As 300 per Day and these individual orders vary up to $200 each. Under the present set up outgoing mail is separated at the Field in special delivery airmail out of town local and parcel Post categories. When delivered to the Post office in town the airmail special delivery letters Are handled first the rest follow in line. Mail is then sorted according to slate but after the first of the year this work will All be done at the Field. Mail hours first class in coming mail is picked up in town at 7 45 a. In. Each Day and is ready for distribution on the Post at 9 00 a. In. Parcels insured packages papers and registered mail Are ready for distribution at 10 00 each morning. The Wichita Falls office sorts the mail according to the Squadron. When mail reaches the Field it is then sent to the Squadron orderly room to be sorted according to Barracks. To Check insufficient addresses the Field office maintains a Large locator card system which lists every Cadet on the Field. Transfers to other schools or posts Are indicated on these cards and mail is properly forwarded to the new address. Postal personnel assisting lieutenant Tidwell in the operation of the Post office is s. Sgt. Samuel m. Tate assistant postal officer pfc. Gordon g. Dillon registered mail pfc. Orville c. Grams dead letters pvt. Leo f. Kleber officers mail pfc. Selden Davis parcels and packages pvt. Ernest e. Shaft cancelling machine and pets. John d. Call and Charles Etter distribution to squadrons and Post Headquarters. Civilians in charge of sales of Money orders Stamps etc., Are w. M. Lorance Branch superintendent and c. T. Pittman his assistant. A hot dog9 Christmas furloughs bring Happy grins to soldiers sol Jjo us see show m i i than 160,000 soldiers on Many hrs in North and South car Anc attended 106 shows presented by the u. S. O. Auto movie an. Rage of better than 1,500 a pm Fiance. The Auto movie has a pint Una for Church services a Stag for Amateur performers a Nostri Fulk for addresses and a podium for leaders of bands and song cd by pfc. Irving Neuwirth a it exacts staff writer our snooping Pho Grapher loaded with Flash bulbs and instructions to get pictures of cadets who have received their furloughs slipped into the 406th school Squadron on his search for Likely prospects. There sitting on his cot was the happiest Soldier this Side of the guard House. Pvt. Edwin b. Masinter had just heard that his furlough had been approved and the toothsome Grin was As spontaneous As a red Cross contribution. Symbolizing the feeling of All cadets who Are going on Christmas furloughs the above picture takes the place of a thousand words. His Mouth As wide open As tile Texas Panhandle eyes crinkled up to slits that remind one of chinks in a prohibition barroom private Masinter is agog Over the prospects of sitting across the dinner table from his parents and eating off plates. But private Masinter wont be the Only Cadet with a jammed suitcase and Happy smile who will be trekking off to that Home cooking. All this month the trains and buses will be crowded with soldiers going or coming Back. The average Cadet will receive a ten Day furlough but the boys who live Over a thousand Miles away get 16 Days. That is if too Many done to live that far. Only 15 per cent of the Squadron May get these Long furloughs at one time but the time allowed is from dec. 13 to Jan. La so that a total of 30 per cent of a Squadron May get them. That percentage should cover almost every Man whose Home is far far away. Besides the furloughs the cadets will receive another Christmas present in the form of reduced travel rates. Practically All railroads and bus lines have set prices at 14 cents per mile. To some of the cadets from far Flung states this Means the difference Between going Home and spend no brew for the Brothers As rank Steps Between when old fraternity Brothers meet they usually wind up recalling escapades Over a brew or two. But when pvt. James to , 403d school Squadron met Lieut. J. W. Katterhenry former Beta Theta i brother of the University of Indiana there was t a brew within smelling distance. Instead of the suds quaffing lieutenant Katterhenry recently attached to the 403d, collected a two bit piece from sex frat brother Robinson or the squadrons athletic and res action coffers. Gradual 0? the so of june-�?T41, the right Eta Brothers met age for the first time since receiving their degrees the 403d filed through the orderly room on payday. A i knew i have kidded those r. O. T. C. Boys at Tiu. Lamented pvt. Robinson. 25 Christmas cards with your name and up 98c books and gifts for All the family Lovelace Book store 911 Indiana ave. Ing Christmas in the Barracks. The most ingenious Mode of travel to come up so far was promoted by corp. Dick Day of the Public relations office who hired a special train to Milwaukee up to Date has about three carloads of cadets to help him share the expense. This train will Speed straight to Milwaukee stopping Only to discharge passengers who live along the Way. The boys plan on saving about five dollars by travelling this Way and that will buy a present for that girl they left behind. Instructors plan organization of club today plans for the organization of a club among civilian personnel of Sheppard Fields air corps technical school will be formulated this afternoon according to h. E. Johanson chief instructor. The first meeting of the organization will be at 4 30 p. Rn., in the Texas electric service company a auditorium at 904 Scott Avenue in Wichita Falls. Charter members of the new school building near completion construction on the air corps technical school academic buildings is rapidly nearing completion according to capt. We. T. Brackenridge director department of mechanics. Academic buildings have been turned Over to the school headquarter sat the rate of one a wok for the last three weeks. On nov. 21, the fourth school building which will House the instruments phase was accepted by the army. A week later nov. 27, the fifth academic building where elect i it Ity and electrical equipment will be studied was received.,i tuesday this week the last of club will _ be exclusively civilian the academic buildings it bringing instructors and they will consider the details for permanent organization of the group. Some of the matter s to be considered on this afternoon s Agenda will be the selection of permanent Headquarters for the club the formulation of a definite policy of operation and the establishment of an advisory Board to be composed of officer personnel and members of the academic department. A the Sheppard Field civilian association is being organized for the purpose of providing amusement recreation and Fellowship for the instructors As we Ell As other members of the posts civilian personnel a said Johanson. A Wrhen we Are organized we will take up the matter of inviting other civilian employees on the the total to six was accepted. It will House the carburetion phase of the school. Instructional equipment is being moved into the academic buildings at the present time in preparation for the incoming classes of students. Work on the hangars is progressing also with hangar number four structures phase nearing the completion of its steel framework the Captain added. Consistent Amie Webster 319th athlete has a distinction that is unique to say the least. Webster played eight years of High school and College football and yet never cracked the scoring column. At ease at b and mrs both Jack Barnard and Jean Montgomery served soldiers and officers stationed at Call Field Here during the world War. We feel like we Are qualified to be of help to you in selecting either army apparel or cities. In the meantime we have had the pleasure of serving thousands of men of this Section for a great part of their clothing requirements. We likewise would like to serve you. Cadets apparel in Good Quality at prices you will like cadets All leather Garrison belts Tan and Brown. $1.00 cadets 100% Wool Slacks Good fitting $10.95 cadets 100% Wool Serge Garrison Caps with insignia .$3.75 Klinerth a Cap covers. 39e cadets regulation shoes Plain and strap Model Mansfield and bostonian .$6.00 and $8.95 regulation army anklets and sox 25c to $1 cadets Broadcloth and o. I. Wool shirts by Van Huson and Yale $2.25 to $5 officers Kuppenheimer new 3-w�?Tay officers 100% worsted Olive and air corps Blouse. $48.50 a a Fink shirts by Yale. .$8.95 to $10.00 b. Amp m. New 3-Way air corps officers Caps. Fur Felts with insignia $7.50 Blouse in Fine Quality plastique. $37.50 see the smart new Cadet style California weight officers officers cup in plastique .$8.50 plastique Slacks. $12.50 officers 100% Wool Beaver amp Kersey a West Point plastique Mackinaw by Frank bros.$39.50 Moth proof Slacks. $12.50 officers 100% Wool cavalry twill Macki other o. And Pink Slacks $13.50 to $19.50 news. A mid weight for Texas officers raincoats from Alligator weather by Frank and Frank Bros $9.75, $14.75, $39.50 other Mackinaw at. $20.00 a wide selection of smart suits Coats to it Maniard tweeds flannels shetlands and worsted $30.00 to $58.00 by Griffin Kuppenheimer Stein Bloch o smart style Park and Knox hats.$5 to $10 of Bailey a California sport hats.$2.00 to $3.95 Arrow Manhattan ambassador shirts $2.00 to $3.50 j Westminster and interwoven sox 55c to $1.50 i i a Luj Tallis by 806 Scott St. It a a gum i v

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