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Sheppard Field Texacts Newspaper Archives May 15 1943, Page 1

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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - May 15, 1943, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Hei official publication of Sheppard Field vol. 2, no. 23sheppard Field Texas saturday May 15, 1943 free Sheppard Field All set for round up general Chaney leads Rodeo Parade today night lights for runways by August 1 installation of a night Light a system marking four of the five paved Landing Field runaways at Sheppard Field was begun today by the Drummond electric co. Of Ada okla., the u. S. Army a resident Engineer announced. Completion of the project will permit night flights for the first time. Costing less than $50,000, the projects completion is scheduled for aug. I. The Only runway not to be marked for night flight operations is the Westside North South runway passing in front of the municipal Airport. Each Side of each Landing strip will be marked with 19 lights and at the ends of the runways will be placed batteries of danger lights. The Marker system of lighting will not be supplemented by flood lights on the Landing previous installation of a night lighting system at Sheppard Field has been prevented by a Drain of the vital materials used in electrical construction to War industries and other military needs according to engineers. A a save More planes promotions listed for four officers i the Post Headquarters officers record Section this week reported promotions for four officers two captains receiving their majority while two first lieutenants became captains. Now wearing the Gold leaves of a major Are captains Alfred b. Baker executive officer of the 2d academic group and Robert h. Hartman Post vet Narian. Captain cies went to lieutenants James l. Thornhill of the 163rd station Hospital and Travis Purdy one of the Post chaplains. Riding in a Stagecoach maj. Gen. J. E. Chaney commanding general of Sheppard Field will head a a a Days of the Eaily West Parade through downtown Wichita Falls to officially open the Texas round up Celebration to be held Here today a a and tomorrow. Highlighted by three Rodeo per celebrating a at heart the a acs at Sheppard Field tomorrow will celebrate the first anniversary of the birth of their organization but to most members of the 116th wac Post Headquarters company Aap it will he a business As usual. In this picture. Third officer Edythe White seated at left. Commanding officer is discussing future plans with third officer Angela r. Theresa Supply officer. Standing left to right Are Aux. Margaret m. Carney company clerk first sgt. Elizabeth u. Thornber and Aux. Clara Gibbons Supply sergeant. Rodeo tickets tickets for the Texas Roundup Rodeo to be held at the baseball Park four blocks East of the Wichita Falls business District saturday and sunday Are on Sale at the Post service club and the officers mess. In Wichita Falls they can in obtained at the Lamar i so and spoonts drug store. Tickets for enlisted men Are half Price. No fanfare planned for Saacs first birthday without Benefit of fanfare or ceremony the wac tomorrow will celebrate its first anniversary a an organization that today has More than 58.000 enrollees serving in Uncle same a army. Under the capable direction of wac buildings six new buildings four Barracks mess Hall and combination supp i y and m i ii is ration recreation Structure to House two More wac companies will he constructed soon according to the office of the Post Engineer. They Are scheduled for completion by july 15. of the new area has not been decided. Col. Oveta gulp Hobby who has i been Active in Legal newspaper i i and educational circles in Texas. I the Saacs have steadily Demon i started their ability to replace enlisted men in More jobs than was intended in the original program a such As communications administrative specialists motor transport and Cooks and Bakers. I Odoy their various skills number 140. Saacs grow the importance of the Saacs was shown when the army air forced alone requested 375,000 of enrollees to replace enlisted men for combat duty. Total requests from All branches of Tho army total 500.000. Although the program turn to Page nine laundry offers i wives jobs soldiers wives can obtain employment in the Post laundry without worrying about being a a Frozen on the Job according to col. E. H. Barr Post Quarter Mas. Ter. A the laundry officer is very anxious to hire As Many soldiers wives As possible and any person i working there May resign by giving two weeks notice and in emergency cases in less time by stating the reason for same a a said colonel Barr. He also added that a the Lun dry officer gladly will approve requests for resignation when the individuals desire same and if the their work has been satisfactory he will recommend them for Sim Ilar work at other posts. A the labor freezing order a said colonel Barr a does not mean that i persons working in the laundry cannot move to the next Post with their husband or resign and go Home if they do not wish to Fol i Low their formantes at the baseball Park located four blocks East of the Wichita Falls business District the Celebration will also feature a Texas state night dance sponsored by Sheppard Field soldiers from Texas saturday night at the Lamar Uso and various Street dances and other forms of entertainment to be held in the a heart of the Loop of Wichita Falls. Stellar Rodeo heading the list cd entries for the Rodeo contest which is open to cowboys throughout the nation is Bill Mcmacken Trail City s. D., co puncher who is the a a world a Champion All around Cowboy a the Only Cowboy to Ever win the Roosevelt trophy valued at a too twice in succession. Mcmacken won the trophy at Pendleton and Cheyenne in 1911 and again last year. The first performance of the Rodeo will be held at 2 p. In. Saturday and the second at 8 p. A that night. The final performance will be held at 3 p. In. Sunday. John Lindsey nationally known a Rodeo Clown with his mule tar baby and his famous Bull Ferdinand will take part in the Rodeo As will Clyde Burke Champion calf Roper of All time. Toots mans a Field 1942 steer roping Champion Hoyt Hefner National steer Riding i Champion and vie Swartz bronc rider the 1941 All around Cowboy of the Southwest. I to ride 1st sgt. Ray White of the 301st training group will be entered in both the steer Riding and bronc Riding events. Previous to entering the army White a former new Mexico rancher took part in the Cheyenne and Pendleton rodeos and also the Quot world series Rodeo at Madison Square Gar i Den. New York. Following the saturday night 1 Rodeo. Scott Avenue will a blocked off for Street dancing with turn to Page nine exacts pictorial of the week Mother s Day for Quot Mech of month it a Quot a . I pfc. Robert c. Bailey. 313th ass. April a Mechanic of the celebrates the a this Day with his Mother mrs. Nona Bailey who came Here from Anthony ivan., last week end. Pictured is Bailey and his Mother visiting the guest House service club and arts jewelry store

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