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Sheppard Field Texacts Newspaper Archives Mar 20 1942, Page 1

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - March 20, 1942, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Field you win 1, x i m blk Loa private publication in the interest of military personnel at Sheppard Field so Kly Pak i Al kid Tea As Kun i Dav a Koi i 20, 10-12 Klyk Cox to to civilians new commandant huge appropriation approved for building program at Sheppard Field blasted by nazis before Freach hero in comeback colonel Henry in lag ext new commandant leaves for Washington conference add eighth show for monday night colonel Henry r. Clagett 5<. New commandant at Sheppard Field left tuesday for Washington d. C., where he was ordered for about two weeks of conferences on training matters. Colonel la Gett took command of the Field last week replacing colonel Edward a. Black. Colonel Black is now serving As acting commandant. Colonel Clagett is the fourth generation of his family to serve in the u. S. Army. One of his daughters is married to Captain Henry g. Thorne jr., now fighting at Bataan and the colonels son Henry Clagett jr., is attending Culver military Academy lad. Born at it. Wayne mich., colonel Clagett spent his youth at army Post to which his father was stationed. He graduated from West Point in 1906 and began army life As a lieutenant in the 20 infantry Madison Barracks n. His forty years of army life include commands at important army air Fields throughout the country As Well As being an aide to president Taft and Wilson and service at the Panama canal zone the Philippines and the far East. An eighth group has been added to the monday night variety show entertain circuit to provide More meat for a Etc cadets. Programs scheduled for this monday night at 7 30 by the special services Branch Are a play. A Moonshiner a in the Hospital area recreation building. A classical program featuring a string group pvt. Earl Reading baritone and pvt. Jimmie Kelly pianist at the 402nd school Squadron. The 403rd hillbilly band will fiddle for the 404th, while the a wings of music entertain the 405th. The play. A cabbages will to presented in the 4c6th s rec Hall. Pvt. H. Dick Clarkes variety show will play at the 407th a dramatic one act play by Haidin Junior College actors for the 4 Osth and a dance band show for the 409th Complete the schedule. A remember Pearl Harbor by. Corp John l. Doi Glas Tex acts staff writer the dive bombers came Over and whined toward Earth with their hideous shrieks that paralysed gun Crews with fear before the bombs killed them and wrecked the guns. The heavy artillery increased its Din until men lost their hearing and ability to think or comprehend. The French army held and then buckled in places but that sector of the Maginot line manned by the Battery of sgt. Andre Jarrard fought grimly on taking a heavy toll every time the nazi infantry swarmed Over. Then when the order for Retreat came and the French scattered like chaff Jarrard marched his Battery in orderly Retreat into the Vosges mountains with full equipment. Jets Croix de Guerre five Days later they came out of the mountains and stacked their guns when news of comping be came through. A week later sergeant Jarrard was notified that he had been awarded the Croix de Guerre for doing what Many frenchmen had failed to do staying at his Post and fighting until he could fight no longer. Andre Jarrard whim is not his real name for he has Brothers in occupied France a is now in the 402nd school Squadron at Sheppard Field taking the same Drill he meted out during his two years in the French army. But Jarrard is As serious As the newest recruit for in his own words a i now have More to fight for than Ever Jarrard a Story after the sur continued on Page eight Andre Jarrard first outdoor variety show tonight Cadet entertainers to be featured this seasons first outdoor variety show will be presented to night at eight of clock in the area on the South Side of the service club. Nearly a thousand seats plus standing room for several thousand More make the show available to All who wish to attend. Spotlights will be used to Light the performers on the portable stage and a Public address system will carry their voices to the crowd. Magician featured the program features Ralph Deshong magician who won a trophy for the Best trick at the san Francisco worlds fair. He Sling will be on hand with tricks u i his sleeve although he will show you that he has t and his ventriloquist Dummy dressed in i clothing. Also on the program Are Virginia Carpenter Phoebe Cheeves and Dorotha Baumgardner professional triple tipping team. Pets. Bill King and Huck Robb will toss Indian clubs Tennis balls plates and six double edged axes at each other in a duo juggling act Wanda Lewis blues singing hit of the sunday afternoon at three series will give out with moods indigo. But. Jimmie Kelly formerly of Paul Whiteman a bind will tickle the ivories and improvise in his own style. Also on the Bill is the 62nd air base Trio guitar Banjo and accordion. Pvt. H. Dick Clarke who with private Robb arranged the show will my. A Junior miss to play Here a Junior miss the first Uso Camp show to be presented for Sheppard Field cadets will smash hit its Way across the footlights of memorial auditorium at 7 30 wednesday night. Free tickets for the comedy which is still costing new \ Ork ers up to $4.40 per seut will be available to Over 3100 cadets. The 1 tickets will be in the hands of i Squadron morale officers for Dis to i Button Tomor Row morning. I Sheppard Field is Lucky in being i the first Post to which this play i has been shown at no Cost. A Junior miss Quot taken from Sally Bensons popular new yorker stories concerns Judy Anil Graves teen agers who completely wreck their Home family and the audience with laughter. I he play was produced professionally to give Many service men their first experience with the legitimate theater. The cast of 17 stars Barbara Del Geddes daughter of the n Ted stage designer and Melba Rae an experienced Young actress of stage screen and radio. Ibis is the Only touring company of Broadways top hit. The Sheppard Field a wings of music will play from the pit for the show. Thirty special buses will be placed Iii service on the Field be fund so transportation for the soldiers on next wednesday night. Activate new squadrons ten new technical school squadrons were activated in the reception Center at Sheppard Field by a general order thursday according to an announcement from the i office of the Post commander. The new squadrons will be known As the 595th technical school Squadron through and including the 604th technical school Squadron. Administrative and training personnel for the new squadrons will be transferred from trained permanent party personnel of squadrons now in the replacement Center through and including the to i St to 410th. For the present the permanent party or cadre units of the new squadrons will remain with and subservient to the Squadron from which they Are organized. It is not known whether the new organizations will remain at Sheppard Field or be transferred to new air corps posts according to Field officials. The new squadrons Are made permanent organizations by the general order. Special orders As Cliff cremated from general orders assign a permanent party enlisted men and officers to squadrons on a temporary basis to administer the duties of training new soldiers assigned to those squadrons. Remember Pearl Harbor Over 30 buildings to be constructed in new program by orb. Norman Spicer Texas to staff writer keeping stride with the nation s expanding offensive program Sheppard Field will soon be enlarged by a building program totalling ,570,000. Authorized by the War department construction is scheduled to Start in less than a month when contracts have been released on various units of the buildings it was announced this week by Sheppard Field officials. The construction plans for building location were Given final approval by a of Etc division Headquarters Tulsa. Okla., tuesday. More than 30 buildings Are to be constructed within the present area of Sheppard Field. Six officers quarters and an officers mess Hall will go up North of the present Bachelor officers quarters. Nine Barracks and a mess Hall for coloured troops will be built on the Parade ground at the South end of the Field. Part of the area will also be used tor a Post laundry scheduled for Early construction under a separate appropriation. New photo lab additional utilities buildings. South of the Hospital area include two administrative buildings a warehouse and work shops. Quartermaster and sub depot will also gain two buildings under the appropriation. Other structures will be a clothing and equipment repair building a cold storage warehouse photographic Laboratory two motor repair shops four grease Racks three Wash Racks and additional parking areas. Three More chapels and another theater building will be added to the posts acid cities As a part of the construction program. The chapels will be placed at separated Vantage Points on the Field. I lie posts third theater which will have a larger stage than the present two will be located opposite the infirm Aries in area a a. Second 0cs class set for april 4 the second class from Sheppard Field to qualify for the officers air corps administrative school will leave april 4 to begin study at the new open air school at Miami Beach. Florida. Designed to train officers for administrative duty the school will make possible the release of Many flying officers who now Are assigned to ground duty. La is estimated that slightly More than a Hundred men from this j Field will comprise the group who will enter the school. J his is about the same number that left Here for Miami Beach a month ago. A remember Pearl Harbor Bisti Meshaw sunday at 3 a sunday afternoon at three a the weekly variety show presented by a civilian and Soldier cast at memorial auditorium has become a regular Sabbath divertissement for hundreds of citizens of Wichita Falls although not so Many cadets have attended the excellent program sponsored by the defense j recreation Council. This sunday afternoon at three of clock the following cast will in i certain All who go to w Abita Falls memorial auditorium on seventh Street i he Sheppard Field a wings of music sgt. Dick Willis comedian Virginia Carpenter and Phoebe Cheeves Beau thu i professional tap dancer Wanda Lewis Petite blues Singer who has won larger audiences week by week pfc. Bud Hanley imitator and but. La. Dick Claire and his wife. Roma in an exhibition of mental telepathy. Both cadets and civilians Are admitted free of charge to the sunday afternoon program giving soldiers with Date an excellent Chance to entertain their Gills economically. Everyone who bar attended the variety show will vouch for the Talent presented

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