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Sheppard Field Texacts Newspaper Archives Dec 11 1943, Page 1

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - December 11, 1943, Sheppard Field, Texas Sheppard Field official publication of Sheppard Field vol. 3, no. I Sheppard Field Texas saturday december la 1943 civilian workers honoured wednesday free flying exhibition highlights Parley Sheppard Field will be Host on monday tuesday and wednesday to a National conference of air plane and glider training and maintenance executives it was announced yesterday. Among interesting features of the conference will be a flying exhibition of glider equipment a and a banquet for the visiting of Over 1,000 Sheppard Field civilian employees were praised wednesday by maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general of the Field for six or More months of satisfactory service. Here general Chaney Linus Blue service ribbons with air forces insignia on eight civilians chosen to represent All the Jio nored workers from the Fields eight employment sections. Certificates of Merit were also awarded. A a 4�?��? a a a a a general praises 1,000 honoured civilians Here the civilian workers unmistakable contribution to the a Lions mighty Victory drive was repainted by maj. Gen. J. E. Charley Post commanding general when More than 1,000 civilians with six months satisfactory service at Sheppard Field were a honoured at a special review of i /. C troops wednesday afternoon. Of Oral s infant Bon pointing out that organization l. Aci�?zl4. Is essential to our Gigantic Strug based by mercy blight Gle for All out Victory and Ever i Fie f a nil How Home lasting peace Genei a1 Chaney -a51 wee Lyon Nome showed How civilians Are handles life saved last week by a ing americans record making pro Piercy flight Robert Paul Jacobs i auction which supplies our Mili-r., five months old son of Cpl. Tary forces. And mrs. R. P. Jacobs has re a in laboratories in factories in acne Home. I transportation and distribution Section 8j congratulatory messages Are pouring in on a Latrina a dog Mascot of the Sheppard Field wac detachment who gave birth to eight puppies this week. The Mother and pups presently living under the wac orderly room Steps Are doing Well. The pups All have been named a Section a a Section 1-2-3-1-5-6-7�?and a Section 8." maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney author Zed the use of his plane for Fly he the infant to the Brook genial Hospital at fort Sam hous on. San Antonio when an opened safety pin lodged in the baby a Moat. Special equipment needed to Force the pin downward into the centers a in every conceivable stage of production Progress Loyal men and women labor for Victory a general Chaney reminded. The smallest cog is vital to any streamlined mechanical operation turning out military material general Chaney said. A these jobs May be routine stomach necessitated the trip work but they Are none the less South. The pin passed naturally important a he assured the in rom the infants body. I Pressie throng of civilians who the infant had been under close have an appreciable part in main observation for several Days. The i tenancy of the Post. A War occur lather is an academic instructor nations behind the lines Are too Ieese. I see a civilians a Page two Best thing about Home on the Range is a yield Chow Maggie s drawers is worst by Cpl. Everett Sears Post editor most of the Guys who fired on Jive Range this week in the stepped up program Here had More Tun than a barrel of monkeys smoking marijuana. The men firing monday knew exactly what Fukon boy scouts at Winter Camp go through. I the weather Wasny to really As told As a Well diggers Cheeks but she Gummy mud was something a Kin to the Battle of the Alcan Highway. I our truck Convoy churned to a bidding halt at the Range in the Early morning at a Muddy parking Rea the sight of which would ave made Man of War break out n a rash of Spavins. I immediately we were led to a a Black Hole of Calcutta in which unfamiliar fighting men Are familiarized with the Tommy gun. My firing Here was rather Good a at least a flock of Birds in the Trees beyond the pit must have thought so. In that Slippery footing my Hind leg slipped Back with each two shot burst and finally submerged itself in a rain Pond behind the firing Points. Field Chow wonderful leaving this a Stone Quarry a we moved Back on the big Range to stand behind the 200-Yard firing line. We waited a Long time and some of the boys began getting cold restless and hungry. Two Yar Birds whose corpuscles were punch drunk and who had been play wrestling and sparring All morning beginning at the orderly room began to get mean with each other kicking mud clods in one another a Frost bitten faces slapping shoving and pushing like Buck elks. Before we fired though even for practice we were ordered by see a Home on Range mpg. Two step up Post office schedule to handle big Christmas Rush the Sheppard Field Post office swings into an accelerated schedule monday to expedite delivery of mail during the flushed Holiday season. But in spite of increased personnel and other Steps taken by maj. George Holey postal officer much depends on enlisted men and officers Here. Incorrect addresses poor packing of packages and late mailing will form stumbling blocks to stepped up activities major Holey emphasized. Already violations of postal regulations Are slowing incoming and outgoing shipments. The total of extras in the Post office will reach 32 monday major Holey reported. Starting that Day delivery of mail from the downtown Post office is to be made directly to Squadron Post offices. Ten trucks will be used for the deliveries in the mornings and afternoons. Last year Only eight trucks were employed during the Holiday Rush but addition of five additional units on the Field require use of two More trucks this year. An Early morning collection is scheduled Between 7 and 8 of clock. Major Holey urged the proper packing and wrapping of gifts emphasizing the correctness of both the address of the sender and the recipient. He asked a second Check of All addresses on packages cards and letters. Correct addresses assure prompt deliveries. Avoid labels on packages major Holey stressed. They often come Loose or Are torn in handling and part or All of the address is missing. Write addresses on wrappings he requested. Write the Complete return and see a Post office Page two filers Jed manufacturers by the Wichita Falls chamber of Commerce. Maj. Gen. James e. Chaney commanding general of Sheppard Field will Welcome the military and civilian guests to the Field on monday morning. Maj. Gen. John f. Curry commanding general of the army air forces Western technical training command is expected from Denver accompanied by his acting chief of staff col. Charles h. Leitnerjr. All schools and air forces units in the United states using b-25 and b-26 medium bombers and cg-4a cargo gliders will be represented As will Many manufacturers of these ships and their accessories. At the exhibition on tuesday residents of Wichita Falls area will be Able to witness mass formation flights of the big cargo gliders and an acrobatic demonstration with the motor less Craft. Demonstrate Small gliders in addition to the demonstration with the big gliders Small training gliders will also be put through their paces including an exhibition of the remarkable flying characteristics of an army Sweizer sail plane. The ships will All be flown by glider pilots connected with the Sheppard Field glider reclassification school. In addition to the officers attending the conference the following civilian aviation executives have indicated they would be present a. Boutelle Hamilton Standard propellers East Hartford Conn. Edmund Greene Rhom amp Hass co., Philadelphia s. L. Reed Aero products division Dayton Ohio h. E. Rost and m. Do rest celanese celluloid corp., new York Wesley c. Pipes Commonwealth aircraft Kansas City r. C. Immel Parker appliance co., Cleveland Forrest Denning North american aviation Inglewood Calif. Howard c. Blossom Leister Kau Itmann aircraft East Hartford and Neal p. Smith Curtiss Wright corp., Caldwell n. J. Col. David w. Goodrich director of technical training will be chairman of the conference and preside at the business sessions. Copt. G. B. Ramp technical school plans and training officer will be in charge of All arrangements for the meetings. He will be assisted by it. Paul e. Sorel. Inventor . Murle Day mess sergeant at mess 8, is shown operating revolutionary steam Fly sprayer he invented from Salvage materials. A a Fly sprayer invention wins mess sgt. High Praise by Gen. Curry a steam operated Fly sprayer invented by t. Sgt. Murle e. Day mess sergeant of mess Hall no. 8, brought Forth a personal letter of commendation to the sergeant from maj. Gen. John f. Curry commanding general of the aah a Etc with a concurrence of the commendation added by maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general of Sheppard Field. The new Fly sprayer which has 40 pounds steam pressing and Cost Only $7.00 to make is said to be capable of Clearing the entire mess Hall of flys in 15 minutes. General Curry a commendation see a a inventor a Page two new projects include 2 glider warehouses theater exits Butcher shop of cafeteria a full schedule is just ahead for the Post engineering offices. Approval of additional projects was received this week As recently inaugurated work Progress. Two pre la fabricated glider storage warehouses on North j Street Are being consolidated into one Structure 80 by 160 feet. Shops will be moved there from hangars. Completion of the consolidation required by an expanding glider training program is expected by january 15. Two door fire exits Are being made on each Side of the three Post Heaters. Thirty Days will be necessary to finish the work started last week. Several additional units to the aviation Cadet examining Section structures in the Hospital area also were approved this week. With work expected to Start immediately 45 Days will be needed to conclude the work. Chief army engineers in Washington have approved an addition to the officers club Here after an i Okay by the eighth service com i Mand Headquarters. The cafeteria is to be joined with the club build ing. Contract will be awarded after plans and specifications Are pre a pared by the Post engineers staff. Another project facing the engineers is the laying of an eight Inch a a danger line on All runways. Purpose is to Mark Oil a Safe margin Between the runways and and i joining ground it was explained. I parking strips will be secured 1 North of the East West runway the i engineering offices announced. It i is a local project j negotiations Are under Way to obtain land for a second auxiliary Landing Field near Petrolia. One 1 near Electra is already in use. Contract of $21,079.36 for the addition of a Butcher shop to the cold storage Plant for use by the j mess Halls has been let by u. S. J army engineers at Denison to b. I. Barfield of Amarillo. Work started i thursday and completion is seen i in two months. The meat cutting room is an Annex on the North Side of tile cold storage Plant

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