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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - February 13, 1942, Sheppard Field, Texas Volume i number i Sheppard Field Texas Friday february 13, 1942 five cents to civilians be the und. Kind pre. First mechanics class will graduate feb. 24 Bliss Kriegs hits Sheppard Field famed Singer notables join in ceremony presentation of diplomas to 225 will feature impressive program scenes from a a Khaki Khaki which opens at memorial auditorium tonight. Top left Maxine Fuson being fitted for a costume by corp. Arnold Rose 401st school Squadron. Center the writers it corps. George Silver and Dick Willis being heckled by two members i of the cast Fay Boggess holding the phone and Betty Lou Fletcher taking Down notes. Top right director with Ballet artist Carlye Ramey. Chorus line of la of the 17 girls who Tion. Lower left the cast singing a fall girls showed the soldiers How to Salute girls for obvious reasons. By but. Don Dana exacts special writer the first graduating class of aviation mechanics will receive their diplomas i of. 24 at an impressive ceremony to be held at Sheppard Field before the entire command. Approximately 225 men will be honoured and will have the distinction of graduating from a school that in the space of a few Short months has grown from a Skeleton staff to the largest of its kind in the world. Big plans plans for the graduation Are assuming elaborate scope. Marion Anderson world famous negro contralto will pay tribute to Sheppard Field and those graduating by singing several numbers. A speciality chartered plane will bring her 1 to Stoppard Field so that she will arrive in time for the exercises. I Many notables will be invited by colonel Edward c. Black commanding officer. Among those to be invited Are mrs. Franklin de i la no Roosevelt Secretary of War i Stimson assistant Secretary of i War Lor air Lovett chief of air i forces chief of air corps and the commanding generals of the technical training command the 8th corps area and fort Sill. Many other dignitaries both civilian and military Are expected to attend. Coast to coast it is probable that Tho colourful i ceremony will be carried by a i coast to coast radio Hookup with miss Anderson dedicating her last number to the ground forces of the army air corps wherever they May 1 be at Home or on the fighting fronts. Colonel Black will appoint a Wel coming committee to receive the guests of Honor As they arrive and conduct them to the speakers i stand. Actual completion of eleven Robert e. Sylva working phases of the school will be thursday february 2 5 but for the conure in the Soldier product vengence of the graduation ceremony guests and so As not to interfere with official routine mat right some More a specia.1 graduation Cere monies have been scheduled two _ Days Iii Advance. American lower a a Khaki Khaki opens at memorial auditorium tonight o Nevii it Pic by corp. Irving Neuwirth exacts staff writer i Sheppard Fields second lavish musical comedy a a Khaki Khaki opens at memorial auditorium at 8 Jin. Tonight after five weeks of rehearsing a the soon to be opened service club. N col. E. C. Black commanding of i Ricer his staff City officials Tai a scouts from Dallas soldiers and lians will he among the open night audience. Ired or Robert e. Sylva 403rd j Finical school Squadron pre s a Bright future for Many of j members of the cast a. I. And l i liar. Best show Otaling a cast of 70, including 30 piece pit orchestra a a Khaki by is the Best show to come Sheppard Field in the seven of its existence. A exas the show outside of the various specially acts a adagio Ballet and Jitterbug dancing juggling and sleight of hand a features eight original song and dance numbers numerous skits a chorus line and show stopping audience gags. Corp. Dick Willis co writer with corp. George Silver postponed his trip to Brockton mass., until after tile show. His grandmother who recently passed away would have wanted Dick to Sec the show through. Staff members Thomas on the title song a a Khaki Khaki. Private Thomas wrote six original songs and lyrics for the show and will sing. A a done to get us wrong we love the army a with director Sylva and Rose. In a the scenery and costumes were designed by sgt. Robert Price while corp. Arnold Rose made the gowns and costumes on a rented sewing machine. Corp. Tom Acosta pianist with the wings of music handled the musical directions und collaborated with Corporal Silver and pvt. Jack ducats fading a tickets Are still available for both performances of the Soldier show but they re going fast com minted it. Benjamin Alperstein assistant morale officer. Ducats can be purchased at the morale office building 578, or at the Post exchanges. Downtown sales at Renfro drug store or Uso. The 17 Gills in the a howl Ariouse show Are All from Wichita Falls. They do everything from dance and sing to run Down the aisles in grass skirts chased by a Soldier with a Lawn Mower. Classes for air mechanics will be suspended in time for the saturday night performance according to a memorandum from colonel Black. Naturally there is a satire on army food uniforms and regulations in the Many skits which Dot the fast stepping comedy. Corp. Jack Cook plays the part of a Rook i in who is talked into signing up j by a smooth recruiting officer. Other male members of the cast include Carleton s. Young Dale i Stout John h. Campbell Val Weigel Frank w. Watts Sanford Friedman Vernon Barber Wislon hard d. Poston Homer. Kin Kodash and Louis Lincoln at Tulsa Neuv Bagh gins Pinch Singer re Redding sings the hit tune a mail american boy. He stepped in when corp. Phillip Macgregor was called Home due to the illness of his Mother. Maj. Gen. Rush b. Lincoln commanding general of the air corps technical training command was relieved of his command effective yesterday and ordered into foreign duty by orders of the chief of the air forces. The information on general Lincoln a move was received late yesterday by Telegram from Tulsa. Okla., Headquarters of the air corps technical training command. Col. R. E. Of Neill who a been in command of the air corps technical training Selv at Chanute Field Rantoul. In. Has been named to replace gel Era Lincoln. 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