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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - June 19, 1942, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Fiel you me i. Nim bar 28 Sheppard Fie Texas Friday Joe 19, 1942 five cents to civilians a private publication in Rio interest of military personnel at Sheppard Field safety slogan i contest into second week Relief show in final performance saturday a three dots with a dash is Back at Sheppard i maj. Gen. Walter i. Weaver advances idea for contest $25 War Bond for Winner the Sheppard Field safety slogan contest now in its second week has become Tho chief interest of a Host of enlisted men who have been sending in Many original ideas urging greater safety and efficiency in the work of our air forces mechanics. The contest was inspired and suggested by maj. Gen. Walter b. Weaver commanding the air forces technical training command who is keenly interested in developing the most efficient body of aviation technicians in the world. Tho thought behind the safety slogan idea came from a statement made by general Weaver in which he said a a plane that cannot Fly is one of the most useless things in the world and planes will not Fly unless we have sufficient ground Crews of expert mechanics and highly skilled technicians to keep America s Craft in the deadline june 27 the deadline for the contest is june 27th and the Winner Quot ill receive a $25 a Bond i rom by. Of James f. Welsh Post War Bond officer As first prize the presentation will be made at the poet service club on june 110th during the a Sheppard Field in review radio program. Send All slogans and any Sheppard Fielden ii Ted Man can Send As Many As he wishes to the slog an editor Public relations office. Building 772. To give contestants a better idea As to what Type of slogans will be considered by the judges a put the screws of the Axis do your Job Well. Field it tin1 Alice of ila1 Sheppard f auditorium arriving its final Ful run. The final perform a musical comedy written and produced by rid enlisted men will to bold at memorial Wichita Falls tomorrow night at 8 50. At Sheppard Field late sunday night after Road performance in Austin tok., on saturday immediately Laid performance wife of the end of a sneer Iii pay Bill gets for approval boost i ret reactive it a privates1 to june i generals Weaver Fickel arrive for inspection tour of Field sunday arriving sunday for a routine inspection maj. Gen. Walter r. Weaver com in Undine tile technical training command is pictured above right with maj. Gen. Jacob e. Fickel commanding second the third District i Chi mean i raining command just after their planes had landed at the Airport North of the hangars. The generals Wen greeted by col. La. B. Clagett Post commander col. Lewis a. Dayton executive officer and am Honor guard from the Post replacement Conter. Following the inspection late sunday afternoon the Genera left for other Fields in the technical training command. General Weaver flew in from feeder Field Biloxi. Miss., and general Fickel from Tulsa okla. Other officers of the Field that were on hand to Greet the generals included by. Col. Richard e. Bivins. By. Col. Harold Dungan it. Col. Franklin s. Henley by. Col. Phillip la. Pease by. Col. Joseph Clement Mhz. John Kelly maj. Paul j. Cahier Stop. Robert Stroud capt. John a. Peckham and by. Kinsey Jones. A remember Pearl Harbor War Bond sales keen climbing a Quot a War Bond sales at Sheppard Field Are steadily climbing according to by. Col. James f. Also Post War Bond officer. Most of the increases this week have come from the replacement Center squadrons where both permanent party and attached men have been signing army pay reservation applications agreeing to buy More United states War savings Bonds. The greatest monthly pay deduction for any Squadron on the Field to Date is the one from the medical detachment which so far is contributing More than $4,700 per month. Total pay a creations were increased this Otist week by several thousand dollars. A remember Pearl Harbor a according to dollars and cents basis the american Soldier is now the Best paid of All the warriors on the Globe. This became True when president Franklin i. Roosevelt signed the service menus pay boost Bill wednesday establishing the Basic pay for men of our armed forces at so a month. Retroactive to june i the new Law raises enlisted menus Basic pay $29 a month and increases the pay to grades up to and including second lieutenants and ensigns. This Means an increase of at least 20 a month for most men. Privates now get $21 at the time of induction into the service 890 after i months and 40 after a year in the service. First class privates pay was boosted from 896 to $54 a month and corporals pay was raised from 54 to $66 a month. All other grades of enlisted men received similar pay i boosts. The new Law also provides a 20 i per cent increase of enlisted Man s pay and a to per cent increase in officers monthly salaries while serving on foreign soil or on the seas. A remember Pearl Harbor the company plans for a special for mrs. Ii. B. Dago Post commander and their daughter who have arrived Here since a Throe dots with a dash took off for Tulsa and All Points East West North arid South. Not that the audience tomorrow night will be made up of Only two people there Are hundreds both on the Field and in town who hearing of the great Success of the musical Are now eager to see it. Prices have been scaled Down so that All who desire May attend. The entire cast has remained intact chorus orchestra acting i---------=�?o1 to our Star Salute to miss Jeanne Madden Star of a three dots till a dash a for her interest enthusiasm and unselfish cooperation in taking the leading role in Sheppard Fields army emergency Relief show we the enlisted men of Sheppard Field Salute you i company and featured artists. A number of changes have been made to give the Sheppard Field show More polish faster action and More laughs. Miss Jeanne Madden Lovely singing Star of stage and screen who offered her time and services to. The Sheppard Field producers for the army emergency Relief fund Benefit stayed with the cast i throughout its Long trip. Since the i last Wichita Falls performance i she has added the leading feminine role of Flavia to her feat continued on Page two maj. W. P. Lightfoot leaves 3 5th Squadron for special services _. A t a tip a Levi by Viau Vil i / maj. Whiting p. Lightfoot was named special services officer tor Sheppard Field last week. Originally commander of the 9,15 the school Squadron major Lightfoot has been at this Post Over six months being transferred Here from Camp Claiborne. La. He was placed in Active service about 18 months ago following More than 20 years of continuous service with the Iowa National guard. A native of Des Moines to. Major Lightfoot has had a world Walls of his new office is a picture of his son in no form whom he never fails to Point out to visitors and to mention that he too would like to be in Ireland fighting Side by Side with his son. That in itself has been a real inspiration to major bight cot to the it in por am of experience in world and army. While commanding school Squadron his termed one of the Pard Field and in 915th was always on ors in All Post act Lover of a Lover of sport of entertainment Maic foot already has Adlai e ideas for the entertain me men at his Field an i i getting Bis staff make the special f one of the out Stan in Lions at Sheppard Field. Although is Hob aes r Many i his real Pride and Joy a son i sgt. W. R. Lightf 1 Dev. Sta i Tinner in Ireland in in s. The 315th i was Shoppe Lead types Light Many of the resent of to a ranch Aniza work for the welfare of the enlisted men at Sheppard Field while his son is doing Bis part at the front. A Rettit Ibec Pearl Harbor i

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