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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - February 26, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasNay air gala sports carnival set for March 17sheppard Heid Story on Page la vol. 2, no. 12 Sheppard Field Texas Friday february 26, 1943 civilians five cents Moe ration Sale rules announced Squadron commanders to Issue All forms with the inauguration of shoe rationing on feb. 7, the i Purchase and Sale of shoes by army activities and the parti ase of shoes by army personnel will be governed by the rules set out in War department circular no. 46. J this provides that the Purchase j i it of shoes from the quartermaster by officers and enlisted men is unrestricted and May be made without the surrender of either a shoe stamp or a shoe Purchase certificate. I officers and enlisted men who j hold War ration Book no. I will use it to Purchase shoes in the j same manner As civilians. Those who do not hold War ration Book no. I can obtain a shoe Purchase certificate from their Squadron commanders who have been authorized to Issue these certificates. Enlisted men Are required to make a statement to their Squadron commanders that no serviceable pair of shoes of toe desired Type Are owned. The Post exchanges where shoe Dales have been temporarily Frozen. Were advised to sell shoos in the same fashion As civilian re Ai shoe stores. Sales will be made Only upon the surrender of a shoe stamp or shoe Purchase certificate. The opa form r-30g. According to a Post memorandum will obtained by squadrons from the Post quartermasters office. However due to a delay in obtaining these forms it May a two week before they will lie available. A take More Psi own ifs Joey Tun week exacts introduce Mike mechanics Good Friend and acting pro. Pal Joey Gootch the stupid one Tho Guy who Mike is trying to make something of including a Good Soldier. On Page three Mike Mechanic and Joey Are pictured together reaching for a bottle of at their favorite pm. The tilings the discuss Ara something out of this world things that All Gas should heed. A Mai aft to plan will draft am a for gunnery school Sheppard Field aviation Mechanic students As Well As trainees in radio armament photography and various other technical courses of the a a fat a will be required to attend gunnery school upon completion of their tec Hinal training according to a directive from aft to Headquarters Knollwood n. C. This will affect All students who can pass the necessary physical examination. Under this ruling students of the technical schools a of will be examined before they grader j uate and those eligible will be Knickerbocker sent to an Aerial gunnery school. The program is not voluntary As Wichita Falls Lovely to Date a Mech of month when the february Quot Mechanic of tile month is named in next weeks Issue of exacts he will have As his arranged Date provided tie is single with one of several girls including miss belly Bartlett Wichita Falls High school Lovely who was honoured by the kappas fraternity this year and voted the organizations Sweet heart. Extremely popular at the Wichita fails High school miss Bartlett is a member of the Munu sorority and the Junior forum. She is a senior majoring in speech and expects to continue this study when she enters College. This is just one of the Many features planned in to exacts a Mechanic of the month Quot contest which in addition to the honors Given the student thus selected j offers a week end of entertainment and a Host of lavish gifts from a number of Wichita Falls merchants. He Wall also become eligible to take examinations which will virtually assure him of being named to attend the army air forces engineering school at Valley forge pa., where he May win his a officer bars within a period of six six weeks. The a Mechanic of the month Quot idea an important Factor in the technical schools according to j school officials has been instrumental in developing higher Scholastic and military standards among its aviation Mechanic and glider maintenance students. Some baby the kist sergeant major office has a new staff member Julia Ellen Henson a to Pound-11 ounce Beauty born at the station Hospital wednesday morning. She is Hie daughter of Post sergeant major m. Sgt. E. E. Henson and mrs. Henson. Her appearance however As a member of the staff will come 18 years later at a Lime when she will come in As a Reserve aim according to a. J. E. Duke jr., Post adjutant who approved a a daddy so request for her position. In the meantime baby Mother and dad Are reported doing nicely with a a father Henson Back a on the beam a sleeping peacefully. Ifs the Henson a first child until such time Flint a a father thinks he will be Able to go through a similar speak March 4 if. R. Knickerbocker famous foreign correspondent of the Chicago Sun will lecture thursday March 4, at the memorial auditorium in Wichita Falls on a with the u. S. Armed forces around the he Wall speak at 8 15 p. In. Known to the millions of americans As the Man who covered the fronts in Australia Pacific and North Africa Knickerbocker will bring a message of great importance to the Public and military personnel. Half rate tickets Are being made available to Sheppard Field soldiers on Sale at Newlin s office Supply 810 Scott St. Soldier tickets also be bought at the Box office at the auditorium the night of the lecture. Of a department announces change in class a Bond reservations the War department announced this past week that All Cia. A reservations for the Purchase of War Bonds will terminate March 31, and a new plan will be substituted. The new plan to be termed the class b allotment plan will facilitate earlier issuance of War Bonds to Allters and will be simpler than class a reservations class b reservations will go into effect april i. In order to continue allotment of for War Bonds army personnel will have to re subscribe for class b reservations. It. J. H. Stringer Post Wai Bond officer urged the military personnel of Sheppard Field to sign up for class b allotments As soon As possible so As to avoid any break in the continuity of delivery of Bonds. The new plan is being published and will be released by the War department at an Early Date. Squadron War Bond officers have been instructed not to execute any new class a reservations. �?8iv� More Imarn it a a theatre no. 3 to Start matinees next sunday starting next sunday feb. 28. Theatre no. 3 will give a matinee performance showing the same pictures in the afternoon that will be shown in the theatre that night. The performance starting at 2 30 p. Rn., makes it possible for those attending the 1 15 matinee at theatres i and 2, to also a catch the show at theatre no. 3 has been the Case in the past. Up on graduation from Aerial gunnery school the student will be Given a staff sergeants rating flight and the Honor of being an Aerial Engineer. The of an Aerial Engineer is Sill per month. Gunner heroes. The part the Aerial gunner plays in this War has been cited in numerous accounts of the acts of heroism of the men who not Only a keep ,�?� but shoot straight into the enemy. Many have compared the life of an Aerial gunner to that of a Duck Hunter who experiences the thrill of shooting a on the Fly a a thrill that any red blooded american Soldier would relish especially when the a a Birds is a Buzzard that answers to the name of Hitler or to to. A she More planes Aid offered cos with income tax Sheppard Field men Wanlin help in filing their income tax return Are urged by Ben w. Friend Deputy collector of the internal Revenue department currently in charge of tile income tax office on this Field to or Rita Home for Correct figures before coming to the office to file their taxes. Married men he said should also have the information regarding their wives income. Or. Friend the Only civilian in the office has had eight enlisted men assigned to him six former income tax men and two stenographers. Although most of those who have filed their tax papers to dats have come to the office in groups with their squadrons the office has no objection to men dropping in individually. When things Art running along smoothly the office can handle around 150 men per hour or. Friend pictorial of the week Squadron a fronts la there a Beauty and arts in Many Squadron orderly room signs which now Dot the Post. Each is individual in design and was planned to identify the unit in a Way that has made its members proud of the Squadron they Call a Home a shown above Are a few of the Best Squadron orderly room signs adorning the fronts of squadrons in the technical school division of Sheppard Field. In every instance the signs were designed and completed by talented Soldier Art Isis who spent countless oif duty hours in completing the task

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