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Sheppard Field Texacts Newspaper Archives Jan 30 1942, Page 1

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - January 30, 1942, Sheppard Field, Texas Sheppard Field in St a a mme i num Bek 8 Ltd it a private publication in tile interest of military personnel at Sheppard Field Sii Eppard if i tfx As ski Dav january 30, 1842 five cents to civilians a bails to honer f. R. 8 birthday dances dinner scheduled tile biggest most colourful social event of the season will occur saturday Jan. 31, when thousands of soldiers and civilians will attend eight big dances in Honor of the presidents Goth anniversary. All proceeds of the birthday balls Are devoted to the fight against infantile paralysis. There will be entertainment provided at All the dances by a roving troupe. Ticket sales to the Gold plate dinner at the women a forum were reports As being 20 per cent above the number sold last year. The highlight of the dinner will be an address by Rev. Charles c. Selecman methodist Bishop of the Oklahoma and Arkansas area and former president of Southern methodist University and a song by pvt. Finley Walker he. Amp he. Acts formerly with the Phila-1 Delphia opera co. As soloist. All officers attending the dinner May go to Wichita club or country club dances free of charge. Here to go enlisted men can obtain tickets to the Kemp and Holt hotel and boys club dances for 55 cents a couple at the Post exchanges or a c. 0. Club. Following is a line up of Tho orchestras Kemp hotel Chuck Collins and his orchestra. Hotel Holt Bailey Ireland and his orchestra. Boys club a wings of music Post dance orchestra. By Ichita club Gordon Shay and i orchestra. Women a forum Hugh Comis key. Coloured troops can Purchase tickets for the dance at the negro u. S. 0. Building. Music by the Dallas dandies orchestra. All dances Start at 7 p. In. Enlisted men without dates Are requested to attend the boys club dance where Sheppard ettes will act As hostesses it. Col. Franklin s. Henley chairman of Sheppard Fields participation in the gala event reports that up until now ticket sales on the Field have been slow but a Rush is expected after cadets have been through the pay line saturday. A remember Pearl Harbor Post sweetheart program for officers training liberalized passes Bac major Lebaron takes office maj. William f. Lebaron Post Supply officer was named president of the Sheppard Field officers club in the annual election last week. He succeeds maj. R. E. Elvins retiring president. Other new officers of the club Are maj. Edgar e. Enger vice president and capt. N. C. Voshel and it. James e. Prothro Board members. Retiring officers in addition to major Elvins Are maj. Har. Old a Dungan vice president Ami maj. Edward h. Barr and la. Col. Joseph a. Miller Board members. Proposed amendments to the clubs Constitution will be voted on i at a later meeting. A remember Pearl Harbor 406th forms first if in doubt Salute says k. P. Cadet there is a suspicion going about in mess no. To that someone has give pvt. John c. Sullivan 407th school Squadron an exaggerated 1 idea on the importance of saluting officers at All times. Doing k. P. Duty last week Sullivan was loaded with four dozen cans of peas when he met the mess lieutenant. Sullivan knew the rules or thought he did. He drop to Ped the cans and snapped out a i Crisp Salute. The lieutenant smiled and the other k. had their Only enjoyable moment of the Day. A remember Pearl Harbor to after almost two months of life at Sheppard Field without leave information arrived Here wednesday from the air corps technical training command at Tulsa. Okla., rescinding the order prohibiting three Day and one Day passes. A three Day pass will allow the bearer to go anywhere within a radius of 250 Miles while a one Day pass is limited to too Miles. When not on authorized pass the 20 mile ban is in effect. Passes Are issued at the discretion of the Squadron commanders. The order which went into effect thursday caught first sergeants off balance. Fields first Check starts maj. Gen. Rush b. Lincoln commanding general of the air corps technical training command and it. Col. C. T. Arnett i. G. D., inspector general of the technical training command flew Here from Tulsa okla., thursday morning to begin the first annual administrative inspection of Sheppard Field. Lieutenant colonel Arnett will i remain Here tor several Days to conduct a routine Check up of the work in Sheppard Fields administrative offices. Accompanying general Lincoln and lieutenant colonel Arnett on j their Survey of the Fields offices yesterday morning were col. Edward c. Black commanding officer of Sheppard Field and maj. Benjamin e. Cheney station adminis i Tractive inspector. Also in the group which flew Here from Tulsa in an army transport plane were capt. C. A. Watt of the technical training command Headquarters and other officers and non coms. Dayton. Jewett receive promotions Marne four Mew lieutenant colonels featuring a singing sweetheart j Rachel Pullen it was Sheppard i held Day on the a army matinee i broadcast at Camp Wolfers last sunday. Rachel the 15-year-old Wichita Falls girl selected to represent be Pard Field in the contest i Ich will determine a a singing ? Etheri of Texas Sang two a a fibres on the Camp Wolfers broadcast. Appearing on the broaden.-. With her was put. Bedford fun of the radio department of the Sheppard Field Public relations staff while in the studio audience were 20 Sheppard cadets Hep Honor guard on the trip to be nip Wolters the trip to Wolters was made in a special bus provided by the Bowen motor coach co. J. M. Richards of the Bowen company accompanied Rachel and the cadets the bus left Sheppard Field at 9 45 a. In. Sunday returned la hours later after a return trip via fort Worth. The beat of the drum a rat a tat tax the blare of the Horn put the spirit of West Point marching into the feet of recruits of the 40gth school Squadron As they were la i through the routine Retreat Parade by the first drum and Bugle corps organized at Sheppard Field. This Awe inspiring spectacle presented As the Crimson rays of Sunset glistened upon the g trumpets 2 snare Drums the Bass drum Tho Symbol and the Baton of the High stepping drum major brought a tingling sensation to the hearts of the informal audience. Blood flowed faster Iii every sol odier As the stirring notes of a to the colors and a a Retreat floated i from the Bugle of private Yount i creating a breathless finale to the impressive Parade. A fan fare is due it. Paul puts Man. 40gth�?Ts plans and training of Juicer. And private Yount Holder of ii masters degree Iii music for the i establishing of this Field music 1 organization. A remember Pearl Harbor in the command Field this week Art temels and four new colonel. The officers were promote d from the rank of lieutenant colonel and major respectively it a War i get part ept order released last saturday by col. Edward. Black commanding officer of Sheppard Field. Raised to the of colonel were it. Col. Lewis a. Dayton i Post s-2, and la. Col. Alfred l. Jewett executive officer of the Post. Both Are assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron of the air corps technical school. Promoted to the rank of lit Utun ant colonel were maj. James i. Walsh supervisor of the 2nd provisional group and president of the aviation Cadet examining Board maj. Franklin s. Henley i commanding officer of the Shep Pard of Sheppard i Miller assistant commandant and two new Ooi s maj Elvin s. Ufo., or. Executive lieutenant col. Lewis a. Dayton in the office of the assistant commandant and a member of the sub depot maj. Joseph a. I aviation Cadet examining Board. Age limits raised service minimum Cut to 3 months removing existing age Ami per Iod of service qualifications and authorizing the formation of examining boards by division. Army corps and army commanders the War department has stepped up the Tempo of its officer training program. The action intended to expedite the submission of applications and the examination of candidates has been taker because a an Early increase in i in or of candidates for All officer candidate schools necessitates in n Abate step. At cording to a War department communication. Under tile new regulations age i limits for officer training camb a dates will conform to the new age limits for selective service�?20 to 4 it years and the age limits for i enlistment. A candidate upon graduation from any officer candidate school must not be More than 4g years of age. The maximum age previously was 29 years. Now eligible for training As of i flyers Are enlisted men with three months of service at the time they enter officer candidate schools. Until this order the required length of service was six months. It. Sill Board applications of Sheppard Field candidates now Are being processed through the examining Board at fort Sill okla., the nearest in the 8th corps area. Its decision is final. Applications for officer candidate school should be made through Squadron commanders. A separate examining Board has not been established for Sheppard Field. Pointing out that a every eligible Soldier will be Given an Opportunity to apply for Entrance at an officer candidate school a the War department message stated that detailed instructions for the program will be forthcoming shortly. The communication added that the Wai department is acting a to insure Early selection of Best fitted and a to insure that commands will be Able to furnish As nearly As possible their allotted based on quotas the number of officer training i candidates from corps area is based on quotas for each officer candidate school. Vacancies for air corps men have existed in the engineering signal quartermaster and ordnance schools. In its training of officers the War department is seeking men of average education with experience in the particular Field for which they Are applying and with qualities of leadership. A remember real Harbor Down Here Suh we say a please a line of soldiers was filing by the Box office of Post theatre number one. Head Down. Not noticing the ticket seller one Cadet stepped up to the window As his turn came. A one a he ordered bluntly gruffly then he glanced up. His face changed color his voice changed tone As he quickly and softly added a please for the Man behind the ticket counter was not the regular seller. He was it. Harold w. Titler the Post theatre officer. Lieutenant Titler had moved into the Box office temporarily because of the illness of the seller

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