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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - March 27, 1942, Sheppard Field, TexasReggie Sheppard Fjeld Tex acts Friday March 27, 1942 by pvt. Bill Lent another Soldier gets commission advancing from the rank of Ivanc in tin air corps to Liou to Nant in the marines Charles a. Arr 25 year old member of the 4 8th school Squadron left Shen a a re Field thursday to take owe k s new duties at san Diego mar i e base Alifornia. Lieutenant Arr graduated from sin Diego state cold a Las s Ming and it a tried the Marini corps officers candidate training school at Quantico va., a few Tys later. Completing the seven months course there he failed to in Cei e his commission because of a minor physical defect. Lieuten ii Carr t Hen ret nod t i ids he i san Diego and tried to enlist i i the Navy but failed again but ruse of the Marine corps ruling i his Case. A line looking Soldier in Serin i Gly p Rte. T Bra b. He was i iter of Ted in t he a1i by Fiona a is and reported to it. Macarthur san Pedio Cal. La a was sent h to february 25. Heaven can wait Muj 45 nurses to staff. Rapidly increasing the staff of t e army nurses corps at the Leppard Bield station Hospit 15 uses have arrived Here for Ace duty during March. This logs the number serving under St id. Fannie Easley chief my -. 58 nurses. Serving with chief sure Easley e it. Lateen Hanna assistant Lief nurse id. Rim l. Johnson Edical wards it. Audrey Rogers Nova descent wards it. Frances Organ surgical wards it. Main m. Erwin women swards for in wives of officers and enlisted in. I hey Are also in charge of deducing and training the new rises having had a years Prev us service in the army. Nearly 75 nurses Are expected to a on duty at the Hospital by the id of april. The majority of the uses already Here have come of theft the and 4th corps areas j without previous army service. I sing quarters Are provided in hiding in the Hospital area. A Parade nurses mess is expected open soon. A remember Pearl Harbor nothing but rough last week was a Tough one i m is. Sgt. Kenneth Bowen assistant meant major of the replacement c Niter. First he accomplished the re i arable feat of wrenching his i a Eck while making his bed. Then Tae next Day was clipped by a i Cycle while stepping from a bus and wound up with numerous i uses. I won a g Blue ribbon Bor you get the prize cadets try one of our delicious Tbone Steak lunches. 35c new Coney Island next to the Majestic theatre puerto rican Roy learns american ways through strange Friendship done to get too Green with envy boys but you la have to admit the three soldiers pictured about with g la Moi ohs Rita Hayworth Are pretty Lucky Guys. Ilic Public relations office received an Anonymous phone Call the other Day. Informing them that Rita Hayworth was in the 405th school Squadron Day room. A reporter and photographer from i i Exa to wasted no time getting there to find miss Hayworth sur-1 rounded by amorous soldiers who i had no repression of their affect j tons. Some of the boys were kiss ing her tickling her under the Chin a by cd i. Chow i exacts Slat t writer i Iii. Is the Story of a strange Friendship that started on a troop train. A slender Soldier Bis face Tan i and Youthful took his seat next to pvt. Herman Davis As the train made its Way across the country bound for Sheppard Field. Ile sat quietly for Many minutes looking As though he wanted j to say something but unable to i find words to express himself. There was Good reason for this. Private Davis discovered the sol Dier could not speak a word of English. One purpose i in a weeks before Juan Ramos Aponte a of veal old puerto rican had arrived in the United states with one purpose in mind to enlist in the United states army. His sincere belie in the cause for i which we in fighting prompted him to leave Bis warm country and i Olfe his services to Lucie Sam. Privati Davis took an interest in Young Juan. The boy was so i intent on mastering the language i reacted so realistically to the Beau j to and customs of this country 1 that it was a privilege private i and giving her the Well known but Don t feel too Blue Fellows miss Hayworth Wasny to really there in person it was Only a cardboard life size statute of the Star that some ingenious member of the 405th had a a borrowed from the lobby of the Kemp hotel where it was being used to advertise a motion picture. The swains pictured with miss Hayworth Are left to right but. Earl Eithen sgt. Albert Mishner and sgt. Bill Elliott All of the 405th. Remember Pearl Harbor want some fan mail write Dayton a Sally Many women and girls Iii the Vicinity of Dayton Ohio who listen to the radio program a Sun up w till Sally Over station Wing Mio on your dial have written in offering to correspond with soldiers at Sheppard Field since miss Quot Vii son has mentioned the Field in several of her broadcasts at 5 p. In. So drop a line to Sally Wilson station Wing Dayton. Ohio. Who knows you might get More fan mail than Robert Taylor late shift dons fatigues students of the late shift May go to the service club in their fatigue clothes after duty hours at night until closing at 11 to according to an announcement made by Lillian seller senior hostess and capt. Morton Hack special services Branch officer. All others must Wear either uniform a a a or a a by at All times after a it 30 in the afternoon. A remember Pearl Harbor Trade with those merchants that advertise in Texa ots. They make this newspaper possible. Tiny child steals show at concert a three year old child stole the i heart of every Sheppard Field Soldier who attended the concert Given by the Hardin Simmons University cowgirl band at the service club i monday night. Little Shawneen Hardin daughter of chaplain and mrs. Nathan s. Hardin of Sheppard Field perched herself on the piano in True Helen Morgan style and gave out with a god bless America a in a Sweet High pitched baby voice and brought the rafters Down with applause. The band which is on its annual tour through Texas is under the direction of miss Louise Bolton Aud consists of 39 pieces played i entirely by girls. Featured was to Katherine Martin vocalist and Mal i midst Lucille Powers. Davis Felt to help him. Under his Arm Juan carried a Spanish translation of the soldiers manual which he read at every Opportunity. Davis talked to him in simple language and his ability to speak Spanish slightly made it easier to Point out things to Juan that were understandable. He taught him excerpts of United states history the Constitution and the spelling of american words. He was amazed at the boys retentive Ness. Juans gratitude seemed inexpressible. On Many occasions private Davis found ids hoes shined his bed made and his clothing Hung neatly. He had almost to fight with the Young puerto rican to make him understand he Wasny to to do the a of things. Several weeks ago Juan was transferred to Tho 5th repair depot in South Carolina. The two soldiers now correspond regularly and each letter from Juan shows a marked improvement Over the last one. Private Aponte now a. An american girl Friend of whom he Speaks in his letters a it is a pleasure to me it is privilege to me to have such a Beautiful Senorita like you in my Juan Ramos Aponte Lias Learned fast. Squadron commanders e solicit your business and earnestly suggest that you take advantage of our Complete stocks. Doth Deli Reri service to the Field Newlin office no Supply util a your business Friend 810 Scott across from the strand attention enlisted men la kill lat Fox cd Luxo Slacks $2.75 Inch kno so i hts--------$1.95, $2.25. $3.50 flight Caps----------------------$1.00 up shirts and shorts________3 a airs $1.00 officers equipment All Wool Gara i mph Slacks $9.50 and shirts to match i i Fox flight Caps $1.50 United military stores 805 Indiana exclusive military outfitters a _ More restrictions radios will not be produced but for a Short time Only. We still have a Nice Stock and can repair yours too. Bicycles you b etch a a tue Nosy Conix Etiz Wichita Falls Battery amp elec. Co. Paulk tire company photos 4135-8128 8th and Travis

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