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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - March 13, 1942, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Field i Xii a blk 14 i Vale publication Iii Tiro interest of military personnel at Sheppard Field she i Pak i i old tfx As Friday Mauch id 1942 f j v k Cox to to civilians As commanding general inspects Post Gen. Weaver makes first inspection of Field Mobile shows to tour Post maj. Gen. W alter it. Weaver left and staff were escorted about Sheppard Field tuesday by col e. C. Black As the new commander of the air forces technical training command inspected the Field. General w Caver flew from Tulsa for his first inspection of the hangars technical school and living quarters of the men. After the inspection general Weaver and the five members of his staff left for Lowry Field colo., where they will continue the inspection tour. This was general weavers first inspection tour since taking Over his new command from maj. Gen. Rush in Lincoln. Camp Shonto private Walker loses pants pm Ture Star Anc huge hidden treasure the first Uso Camp show to appear for Sheppard Field cadets will feature Shirley Temple. The Little screen favorite who has now entered her teens will appear with a competent East in a play now running on Broadway a Junior miss a dramatized from the Sally Benson stories. Arrangements have been made with Uso Camp shows inc. By a Apt. Merton Hack special services Branch officer. The play will be presented wednesday night March �?~25 at the memorial auditorium in Wichita Falls. Only enlisted men will be Given tickets too being distributed to each Squadron free of charge. Arrangements were made for the auditorium so that More cadets might see the play starring Shirley Temple. A remember Pearl Harbor Salute t o enter civilian areas enlisted men and officers Wilt Exchange salutes wherever they private Walker a member of the 31oth school Squadron turned in two pairs of Khaki pants to the Supply office yesterday in compliance with a Squadron order. Late in the evening he suddenly remembered that he had been hiding 55 dollars in the Hind pocket of one of the pair of trousers since they were issued to him several weeks ago. He rushed Back to the Supply room to be confronted with quite a problem. More than too pairs of pants had been turned in that Day. Private Walker diligently went through every pair but to no Avail. The Money could not be found. knits to i try in seven Halls monday night a new departure in Field entertainment will begin. It adet will be entertained in even recreation Halls by As Man shows. Arrangements have been made by Apt. Morton Hack new special service officer and Cap Archie Sorenson and the defense recreation Council of Wichita Falls which will provide civilian entertainment. I he policy of Field Hows will be expanded to present in shows on monday. March 2 1. Captain Hack plans expansion to provide entertainment for almost every member of the Field each week even it it shows Art necessary. Shows for 7 110 this monday night Are As follows a one act play presented by Wichita Falls High school actors and actresses in the Hospital area rec Hall corp. Arnold Graef and his string symphonic group pvt. Jimmy Kelley former pianist with Paul Whiteman and pvt. Ernest Bardes. Cleveland symphony Solo violinist at the Jolt. Feature hillbilly show a hillbilly show featuring the 403rd and 410th school Squadron fiddlers at the 402nd. The shop Pard Field a Wing of music and comedian Dick Willis will entertain the 404th. A her fatal Beauty an old time Inelle Drammer presented by a Wichita Falls group will be hissed and cheered by the 405th. But. Dick Clarkes variety show of music magic and comedy for the 400th. And a one act play presented by Hardin Junior College actors for the 407th. Any entertainers on the Field who can offer their services for the monday night shows should Contact the special service Branch building 578. A remember Pearl Harbor u. S. Soldier saw his Austria conquered to a War depart met t. According Lent order the right hand Salute familiar i All soldiers of our army has it traditional to american fight-1 nun for generations. Not on is it a greeting but a sign of Spect for the uniform and the i possible position it signifies. In same is True of the returned Ute All men of our army have i respect of those with whom in work toward the same object s. A remember Pearl Harbor by put. Gordon roys e exacts staff Byriter a Stout youth his face reddened by the chill wind pushed his Way through the enormous crowd packed along the famous Kin Strasse in Vienna Austria. It was March 23, 1938 a fateful Day for tin world. Ari eventful Day to some but to Paul Schmidt who is now a private in the services of Uncle Sam at Sheppard Field it was a Day of downfall. It was the Day Hitler marched into Austria. A or hours people had stood in line. Many climbed on ladders and some sat in the branches of tree awaiting the arrival of the Fuhrer. Paul had bought a Small Swastika Emblem for ten cents to pin on his coat. It was required of everyone who watched the Parade. Thousands of sold ers came by marching in Goose step and the cheers from the crowd hushed the sound of any other noise. Arms went up in the nazi Salute a Hitler stood in is open car. Something though opt the heart and spirit of Paul Schmidt raised his in compliance with the will of the crowd. He knew this was the end the end of All Freedom and personal Liberty. Two weeks later Paul Schmidt made his Way to Switzerland hut before he could leave he had to pay numerous taxes that he never dreamed existed. He had to take his place in a Long line and sign a statement before a Board of examiners that he would never set foot on German soil again. One woman who stood in the line acidly asked a if the regime changes will we he allowed to return ? a she was arrested immediately. Alter two years in Switzerland Paul finally secured a visa to the i nit cd states. He settled in los Angeles and was drafted a month ago. I. S. And Freedom private Schmidt holds a pm. Degree from the University of Vienna and also a pharmacists degree from the University of Zurich Switzerland. He Hopes to get into the chemical warfare division of the air corps hut his greatest ambition is to help win this War against the Axis so that the people he once knew and left behind in Vienna will be free to hear the a Blue Danube Quot played with its customary air of gaiety. Editors note a the name Paul Schmidt is fictitious. The real name is withheld clue to the fact private Schmidt has relatives residing in Austria praises instruction announces practical training program by put. Bop Vilson i exacts stall by Riter a the men who win this War will he the men who keep the planes flying and make the repairs a a declared maj. Gen. Walter r. Weaver new commander of the air forces technical training i command during a three hour inspection of Sheppard Field this week. The general and five members of his staff arrived at the Field wednesday at i p. In. From Tulsa. Okla. Divi in headquarter for tin technical training command. I Gen. Weaver replaced maj. Gen. Rush b. Lincoln funner commander of the organization. Gen. Lincoln was recently transferred to Washington preparatory to duty overseas. Before leaving the Field by army bomber for Lowry Field he described the schools instruction As a the most practical training for i mechanics i have Ever emphasis on Laboratory Gen. Weaver announced plans to concentrate ground Force training on actual War time conditions giving student mechanics the Opportunity to study air plane construction and repair without omitting the problems which must be met in getting to mechanical trouble. He insisted that theories should be taught in actual work. Lass room instruction should be made As Brief As possible he said with emphasis being Given to Laboratory work and actual air plane repairing. Members of the general a party included it. Col. Joe Routzen Heiser it. Col. John t. Mcconnell. M,. Robert m. Baughey. Clips. Sidney s. Bartlett it. Chester la. Morgan and a Crow of three enlisted men. Continued on Page eight order slows promotions Sheppard Field cadets must now remain in Grade three months before advancing in rank according to information received in a technical training circular from air corps technical training command Headquarters in Tulsa okla. Those newly appointed and newly rated non commissioned officers who Rose rapidly due to the expansion of our army and air corps did so opportunely. Those who failed to achieve a High rank quickly must hide their time at lease three months. Some exceptions according to the information from the adjutant general a office there will he allowances made in cases of exceptional circumstances. However the exact circumstances under which the three months order is to to Laid aside have not been made definite. Recommendations for ranks above pfc Are submitted to the group commander by the Squadron commander. After examination by the Post commander they arc forwarded to Tulsa for consideration. Only those above staff sergeants must be submitted to a to cd Headquarters. If you became a private first class a Corporal or a sergeant this month you can look hopefully to june the month in which Yoni rank and pay May Rise

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