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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - March 06, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasSaturday March 6, 194$ Sheppard Field texact9 Page Threa there a plenty of construction going on at Sheppard Field Sheppard Fieldner engine test building costing approximately a one airy length of 650 feet was begun Early tins week when ground for the project East of the original budding. , larger buildings. According to t 0. Powell resident 1 f technical District office the. New fire proof Structure will have engine Jimmy Kelly pianist ends 56-if stand Here entrails for oct Mike explains How gigs must behave when taking trips by pfc. Mike Mechanic exact staff writer pal Joey Hootch the actin Yar Bird and my Ole buddy in the 8338 ground Crew fight i a outfit Wiz Tell in me this morning he a figuring on someday graduate from the am school. Which is altogether crazy. Pal Joey is too stupid. Boy is he a dimwit he still thinks that the stuff on his girl Hessle Bessie a face is a mock up. An he a been in the am school now for 15 months. He a Gettin on though a cause he Snow in the second phas. and pal Joey is Lapin at a brew Tho other night an he says follows a Chee Mike i sure Gonna like the train ride when i ship out to the factory training school. I ainu to been an a train Iii months. A Lissin a i see to a Ira. Iou would get slapped around like a Jap sergeant at Henderson air Field if you Ever got on a troop train by a my Bligern Paul Bunyan and his Blue of put a a whatts matter with you Mike a sex pal Joey. A i aint Doln nothing but Keepin my nose clean on a Well at a different a i tells in. A if you Gonna keep yer nose clean and be a Good Little Sojer on Public carriers yer Okay with me pal Joey. That a the attitude that la make you a full fledged acting pie. And genuine Yar Bird. No a Tchee Mike tanks. At s neat of a i guess a seen that memo on the conduct of troops on common carriers. Is a at right pal Joe pfc i asks in. A yeah i seen it. I saved a copy of it for the time when i get a three Day pass or when i graduate from the am school. A at memo la right Here in my pocket. pal Joey hands me the memo and i looks it Over Between snaps at my 3.2 brew. A there is the part that counts pal Joey a i see pointing at a Section Wlch see a i acknowledge that i have been duly warned that any of the following offences of committed by me will result in prompt disciplinary action a yeah a see pal Joey a at the part that counts but knowing pal Joey is so not so Brights in fact i even goes so far As to think a at he can to even read yet i reads the six Points to him to make i read to pal Joey Tho to a Don t do to the memo a follows. A a i a intemperate of alcoholic beverage particularly on Talas and buses. A a ? annoying and disturbing civilian passengers. A a 3 damaging or defacing of Railroad equipment. A a i a improper dress or uniform. A a 5 Misbehaviour or general obnoxious disorder. A a failure to obey order and instruction or Railroad oilman officers and noncommissioned officers of the army Navy. Arms roast guard or members of the military police. Rubber head. Sometimes i think he a a sponge a manse Rem to saturate All the Slutt up that people toll a pm Ltd i Hen Little while its All gone dried up just like a Spong. This North Texas wind and dust is something to consider. A a Here a Sompin else Joey. Get this., i reads another part of the memo to in which see comp of misconduct by members of this command on Public carriers an z a he , thew complaint to a a it a it a a Refle cuon on the. Teller ship continued on Page 9 Ltd Jimimy Kelly the pianist has shipped out to oct. The Pudgy Little Pagliacci of Sheppard Fields keyboards for More than 13 month was appointed to attend the army administrative officer candidate school at Fargo. N. D., where he arrived this week. Always the Holder of top Billing at the Post service club Jimmy never held Back with his piano singing numbers most of which had been heard by elite cals crowds from London to los Angeles. He is a a character a the likes of which May not appear at this Post for months. He could make you belly laugh and Marvel at his Superb arrangements All in the same instant. Here 50 weeks. Jimmy Kelly made a 56-week slam bang stand at Sheppard Field. In the army emergency Relief show which he and Cpl. Bob Sylva put together piece by piece to play before 30,000 persons in Oklahoma and Texas tie reached a High Point As piano playing master of ceremonies. So the service club rafters wont be echoing the strains of Pard Field has lost a great personality a hard working Little Hustler a perpetual source of laughs a real trouper and entertainer and a c lass a Soldier. Jimmy Kelly had a glorious 56-week stand at Sheppard Field. A she More plane a such songs As a i got i Hose hut j Hoot i Lect four blues a a i used to work in a department Quot done to get us wrong. We like the army a and every hit swing number Ever scored. At least j Kelly wont be playing and singing them anymore. Probably the source of More laughs and morale building than any other single Soldier on Tho Field Jimmy Kelly is still one of the Best known and liked enlisted men Ever to Quot Soldier Heie. Formerly with Paul Whiteman. Jimmy a infectious smile and Light hearted Charm is known in night clubs cafes and Heaters in Paris London Monte Carlo Rome Florence Berlin and most of the big u. S. Cities. And Sheppard Fields service club. When Jimmy left for the army he left from the famed new York Rainbow room. J before that he had played with j Paul Whiteman a orchestra. As a big name entertainer j imm has 13� big years behind him. Three of them he spent in Europe. Lies 37 now. Here at Sheppard Field Kelly was assigned to several squadrons but he ended with the 41 a ass. He owns a Little farm neat Germantown. Ohio and he Hopes to Settle there someday. Usually he gives his Hometown As Dayton Ohio. And that the Way it is shop sgt. Mcconnell is honoured saturday with Retreat a special Retreat honouring m. Sgt. John e. Mcconnell who re-1 tired from the u. S. Army feb. 27 after having served 30 consecutive years was held at 5 o clock last saturday afternoon in the 912th quartermaster area. A reviewing stand built especially for the occasion was occupied by col. E. Ii. Barr Post quartermaster and his entire staff mrs. Barr mrs. Of Connell and ten civilian girl office workers from the Post quartermaster Headquarters. The 24th air forces band played for the Retreat. Five platoons of men made up of the 912th det. J q. M., passed in review. It. In w. Chisholm adjutant read the Telegram retiring sergeant Mcconnell. A wrist watch a Farewell present from his fellow workers was presented to sergeant Mcconnell by m. Sgt. Alf Berg. Although sergeant Mcconnell retired saturday he kept his same desk and title chief clerk at the Post quartermaster Supply division where he reported monday As a emr. Mcconnell a a civil service worker. Instruction in aircraft engine classes. In the old building the 32 cells Are 12 feet wide and til length of the building is 601 feet. Instruction of classes and demonstrations in the building will begin shortly after the building is completed before july i. The plan of Structure is virtually identical with the original building. Powell also announced that the new 276 by 76-foot classification building near Basic training Center Headquarters was completed Early this week and occupants began j moving in wednesday. This Stiuso i to a East approximately $50,000. A r new building a civilian personnel mess Hall will be finished in 90 Days to accommodate 450 persons. This building now Well under Way is located at the extreme Northwest Corner of the Post near the refrigeration Plant. The second Post service duo smaller than the first club and erected to the West of it. Will by completed in about 45 Days at a Cost of approximately $50,000. It will have less floor space than the present club but the Sam facilities cafeteria Reading and writing room dance floor As the present service club. Five new buildings including Barracks were opened near the Northwest Corner of the Post about to Days ago to House the detachment of Saacs to be stationed Here. And just completed Are a total of 30 new buildings for the station Hospital. A $2,800 garage for a a crash truck and ambulance was begun this week on the Edge of the Landing Field ramp according maj. Frank j. Maguire Post Engineer. The building of Clay till will be ready for use about april i. The two newly approved Bowling alleys to be erected at the North and South ends of the Post will be ready for use about april 15 each has ten alleys will Cost $20,000 and $15,000 in equipment according to major Maggiie. Other construction and maintenance activity at Sheppard Field includes an approximate $30.00j in repair and improvement work in the station Hospital and the setting up of additional facilities and improvements at the Post 1 s ?wci2 in disposal Plant. The a Coke snatchers a inv More plane a a hit kit to help soldiers learn popular songs Sheppard Field soldiers now Caci learn the words to the latest hits by using the army a hit kit of popular songs available to enlisted men. This service issued monthly by the special service division is distributed to All Post special service officers who have turned them Over to All Squadron Oid Eity rooms for delivery to the men. In the March Issue words will be found to a this is the army mister Jones a a there Are suck things a a move it Over a a i had the craziest a a in be got and a Praise the lord and pass the a Toke mop Polo a wolverines w ill meet tuesday Sheppard Field soldiers from the state of Michigan interested in holding a state night Celebration Are urged to attend a special meeting tuesday March 9, in bldg 572, starting at 7 p. In. This building is the Rea Hall located in the 419th ass area

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