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Sheppard Field Texacts Newspaper Archives Dec 25 1943, Page 1

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - December 25, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasShippard Ful official publication of Sheppard Field vol. 3, no. 3sheppard Field Texas Friday december 24, 1943 free Christmas 1943 Post and nearby towns plan gala Christmas programs for soldiers Sheppard Field soldiers fan out Over the nation this week to temporarily push aside military assignments and enjoy Christmas Day with with families and friends an occasion longed for by thousands of american fighting men scattered Over the Globe. By far a majority of the posts Cpl. Bill Sully reproduction artist tells a graphic Story in this unusual Christmas rating which shows our men and women on both fighting and Home fronts a taking Ime out for Christmas. Then getting ready to a dig in a harder than every in order lat the spirit of Christmas May be perpetuated forever a personnel will be away from Home circles at yuletide. But a full Days program of entertainment with the traditional dinner at mess bad awaits the remaining Here. Neighbouring municipalities have mined Field organizations in arranging varied weekend entertainment. Uso clubs in Wichita fads head the Parade. Additional work this week brought a brighter atmosphere from Camp decorations. Lighted Trees appeared outdoors and in orderly and Day rooms. They turned the service club area into a Yule Mecca. 417th decorations tops the 417th technical school Squadron gave its orderly room area a colourful Holiday touch. Large electrically lighted archways express greetings of Christmas and new year. The birth of Christ is realistically depicted in a Large cardboard Relief. Special services in Post chapels i accent the True meaning of the birth of Christ. A candlelight communion service is to be conducted Christmas eve in Chapel no. 1. Favorite Christmas carols it will be Sung. Similar services Are scheduled for Christmas even in other chapels. Regular Christmas eve Midnight mass for those Catholic Faith will be held in hangar no. 1. A feature is to be singing by a choir of 25 men directed by sgt. Charles r. Orth 62nd air base. Presentation of prizes to the Best decorated Ward by maj. Gen. I j. E. Chaney commanding Gen see Yule programs Page 2, col. 4 take More pains Gas chamber visit required of Field s permanent personnel All officers warrant officers nurses was and enlisted personnel permanently assigned to Sheppard Field must go through the chlorine Gas chamber maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general ordered in a directive this week. It is directed that All types of jewelry such As watches rings identification bracelets and Silver coins should not be on the person i Xmas menu greetings from maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general of Sheppard Field and it. Col. Roscoe r. Gravit. General mess officer appear on the front and Back respectively of the Orange and Green menus for Christmas Day dinner. The menu As announced by colonel Gravit follows Cream of celery soup roast Turkey Sage dressing Cranberry sauce Snow Flake potatoes Giblet Gravy scalloped Corn buttered peas celery combination salad hot Rolls crackers mincemeat pie. Fruit cake ice Cream and Coffee. Sacks containing a package of cigarettes Randy and nuts will be distributed at the mess Halls. Deals for flying hero presented father at wednesday Retreat Ane see picture Page 9 proud West Texas father Reed seven decorations for his la son at the wednesday aft on review of troops at Shep i Field. Of. Edward l. N. Glass direct of plans and training presently awards including the Dis wished flying Cross and the medal to Leslie m. Wood of the i Wichita Falls whose son t it. Jack m. Wood is report missing in action in the mid East. T. Col. N. C. Voshel Post and it read the citation of the a department. Other Kin present ther members of the flying is immediate family include the Mother attended presen in ceremonies at the regular week Retreat. A sister mrs. Re Popko wife of staff Serif Popko of Sheppard Field her sister mrs. Harry Lucius i and the missing fliers Young i brother Donald beamed with 1 Pride. Colonel Glass referred to lieutenant Wood As a a a local boy who made Good and called him an example for All american soldiers to follow. A lieutenant Wood is a local boy who made Good in a big Way a colonel Glass declared. A it gives me great pleasure to present these second son serves colonel Glass called attention to a second son of the Woods who is an aviation Cadet at Santa Anna Calif. A this family is to be commended on its contribution to the War Effort a said colonel Glass who represented maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general of Sheppard Field. The president directed awarding of the decorations for lieutenant Woods a distinguished and meritorious achievement while see father receives Page a col. 5 personnel reaching embarkation Points get Money warning pointing out that cashing of personal checks overseas is difficult Headquarters of the army air. Forces at Washington reminds personnel arriving at Points of embarkation to convert funds into Cash u. S. Postal Money orders Treasury checks travel Erst checks or travel Erst letters of credit. Cashing of personal checks overseas is dangerous and can become a serious threat to military Security the directive received Here this week warned. Personnel Are arriving at ports of embarkation. Without having converted funds and Are attempting to Cash personal checks there. The ports do not have facilities for cashing personal checks. Commanding generals and commanding officers will require their air inspectors to Check procedure for processing personnel both units and individuals the directive noted. Clickers lost a Block that bowl a seems to be the a War cry of a number of soldiers stationed Here according to information revealed this week by James o. Youngblood chief work order clerk in the Post engineers office. An emergency Call near Midnight this week sent one of the Post engineers plumbers hurrying to a Barracks latrine at the South end of the Field where investigating the cause of the overflowing bowl he found it clogged with a pair of false Teeth. A among other articles found in the seat plumbing regularly Are Bill folds clothes and hair brushes newspapers magazines match boxes full packages of cigarettes. As yet no Juke boxes have been found or. Youngblood said. Take More pains wac pups thumb nose at Santa a a gig Sheet a tacked on front of the cardboard Box Home of Terry and Mickey Puppy mascots of the wac orderly room shows that Terry and Mickey Arentt Al when reporting for the exercise. I ways the Good Little doggies they the choline Gas has a corrosive should be. Although it is for action on All metals. Santa Claus their gig Sheet. Unit commanders upon receipt one Day this week. Read �?o12 01 of schedule from the chemical p. My Mickey reprimanded Sev warfare officer for the training i merely 4 30 p. bad bad service will make necessary a dog 6 15 p. bad again Range ments for his organization to in spite of the playful puppies be at the Gas chamber North of bad behaviour the was will do the Parade grounds at the de everything to see that they have signed time. A merry Christmas they say. Greetings from general Chaney Christmas is Awain at hand and through word and through song come again the sacred words a peace on Earth and to men Good today in a War torn world but with our own shores free from the direct ravages of War these words have added meaning and become not Only a Blessing hut also a pattern for our Hopes. To the personnel of Sheppard Field officers enlisted men and women and civilians i wish to express my sincere appreciation for the Loyal and whole hearted spirit of cooperation which has been shown throughout the past year. I extend to each of you my Hearty and sincere wishes for a merry Christmas and a Happy new ear. J. E. Chaney major general u. S. Army commanding

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