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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - May 15, 1942, Sheppard Field, TexasVolume i number 23 Sheppard Field Texas Friday May la 1942three sets with a dash opens tomorrow night singing Star Jeanne Madden and corp. Bob Sylva director of a three dots with a dash a talk Over rehearsals after her arrival by plane from Kansas City. Above the chorus line takes time off from rehearsal to Sample a a. S. Army air corps photo bombers to be presented on a i am an american Day Wichita Falls citizens will present the War department with two bombers sunday at Coyote Field As a Climax of an a i am an american Day Celebration. The gift which will be made in the form of a scroll bearing the names of those who bought War Bonds during a recent Campaign which netted Over $650,000 in Bonds will be Given to the Mother of the first american from Wichita Falls to lose Bis a a a i life in this War. She will then Hope hires plane to visit Field Hope overcomes All obstacles Bob Hope with his troupe of radio entertainers arrived at Sheppard Field from Houston Texas Fop a special program thursday evening to entertain an estimated 5000 soldiers gathered in hangar number one. The famous comedian accompanied by Jerry Colona Frances Langford Skinny Ennis \ Era \ a gue and other members of his tuesday night program arrived in a dc-3 transport chartered by Hope at Bis own expenses so that he might keep h i s Promise. P r e v to us a i a n g e m in to stopped priv were when a plane furnished to bring the entertainers Here a was grounded by weather conditions. Only three Days before Hope bad promised pvt. Joe Rivkin 404th school Squadron his Friend and former representative in Hollywood that he would come to Sheppard Field Between scheduled continued on Page three army Relief show holds premiere at auditorium its ova a tie top for the army emergency Relief fund Sheppard Field Rolls on the offensive tomorrow night Cit the municipal auditorium with a three dots with a dash moving Iii on the Axis with White tie and tails. Synchronize your watches for sum tor tile double barrelled assault and done to let the White tie and tails curfew delayed soldiers forget the curfew a Blue Law on a a blues monday next week it you miss saturday nights show and want to set the second performance of a three dots till a dash at the municipal auditorium. Monday next week Only because it the Large number of soldiers going to the Runy emergency Relief show the curfew Bell tolls at 12 30 a. In. Enlisted men Are urged to take advantage of the relaxed regulations for Tho monday night performance due to the sell out expected Lur the premiere saturday. Angle misled you. There a plenty of heavy artillery to Back it up sixteen hit tunes eighteen Lovely Young Bulies of the chorus from nearby Wichita Falls miss Jeanne Madden co Star with Walter Huston in a Knickerbocker Holiday a Broadway smash hit and a rollicking fast moving comedy. Written produced and staged by the enlisted men of Sheppard Field the show is being acclaimed As the most outstanding Soldier produced Effort of world War ii according to critics who have previewed it in rehearsals. Play to tour the show frankly has to be Good the cast acknowledges. Of i ter playing in Wichita Falls May 16th and 18th, it leaves Sheppard Field on tour scheduled to show i in Electra the 19th, Vernon the 20th, fort Worth the 22nd and i 23rd and other leading cities on following dates. All proceeds go to the army emergency Relief fund for distribution among the wives widows and dependents of the Gallant men defending the democratic traditions on americans far Flung battlefields. Tickets for the show priced at in tins War. Present the scroll to col. Ii. B. Clagett Sheppard Field commandant representing the War department. The program will also include a presentation of miss Joanne Madden stage and screen Star who is donating her services to take the Lead in a three dots with a dash current big time musical comedy hit. Miss Madden with a supporting cast of Sheppard Field soldiers and talented Young Wichita Falls girls is performing for the soldiers Relief fund. Federal judge Speaks Federal District judge James v. Allied former governor of Texas will give the principal address of the Day. A mass per i for inner of nine bands will play for the event. A a Victory Parade will precede i the presentation of the planes. The line of March will include the Sheppard Field air Force band the Hardin Simmons world famous Cowboy band from Abilene and High school bands from Duncan okla., Burkburnett Archer City Holliday Wichita balls Fundy or. High and Booker i. Washington schools. The Parade will also include the 25th battalion of the Texas defense guard american legion horsemen and horsewoman a line of a War Bonds floats and a float publicizing a three dots with a first provisional group Barbecue will draw record crowd sunday prospects of refreshments games vaudeville acts and other recreational facilities including swimming in a private Lake and horse Back Riding at the �?o<7 i ranch has stimulated ticket sales for the first provisional group anniversary Celebration sunday. I he i party is planned to be held on a j site four Miles South and East of Wichita Falls on the Little Ich Ita River donated to the group tor i the Day by Joe Long jr., and Joe Long sr., Wichita Falls business i men. Composed of the 311th to 320th school squadrons the group was activated a year ago from units at Lowry Field. Colo., and Chanute Field 111. More than a thousand of its members will be present at the Celebration which will be directed by assisted by i t House passes new pay Bill As we go to press the new army Navy pay adjustment Bill is Back in the Senate after a House of representative amendment outdid even the Senate in generosity and boosted the pay of privates to $50 a month. Privates first class were also raised to 854 a month but otherwise the House passed untouched i the Senate measure that Calls tor i sweeping pay raises tor enlisted personnel and second lieutenants j in our armed forces. Members of the military committee predicted however that the original 842 private pay voted by 1 the Senate would lie the figure the measure finally contains aft Al tec Fern 316th school Squadron. Plans have been made to inv it. Col. Ralph w. Crane give a outline of the groups history an to have maj. Willard j. Ham Bel lain give a rest Fie of the prest1 and future spirit of the Organ nation. Committee chairmen for that event Are finance 1st sgt. I a re v. Bedore 320th school j Ron location and transportation 1 sgt. Orville in Weibusch 31 in i school Squadron refreshments isl sgt. Dale y. Purdy entertainment s. Sgt. Silvio b. Serpento 313th school Squadron publicity sgt. Joseph j. Gutheinz 310th school Squadron. A remember Pearl Harbor a erne i a in Ging from tin it the differed of Ference to the hoist first tentative adopted the a mend sent by a \ 1 of 331 to 2s no wednesday p i it <1 the entire Hill by a count 356 to i. Tis \ i a n n i o f Iti i y j the dissenting i ins 131 s ii v v o i la i v i pal la Lei i in l Utho id a. The new a Bill f r Quick it passing tiu1 $ Nate by Anan Ira vote. Has bed bogged Down in horse since easter As car ors offered amendments or opted to present an entirely a ill. Now with the Senate of the new House action spokesmen state that it May be several weeks before the differences have been cleared and passed by both branches of Congress. Continued on Page three mein pattern new by posing Sheppard Field a private publication in the interest of military personnel at Sheppard Field

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