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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - November 13, 1942, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Heid a private publication in the interest of military personnel at Sheppard Fields vol. I no. 49�?Sheppard Field Texas Friday. Nov. 13, 1942�?civilians five cents Aerial Mech tells Mike gremlins Are not As Tough As they think by pfc. Mike Mechanic i exact staff writer i Ain Over in the sport department of Tex acts talking to my literate fourth Cousin pfc. A i. Joe. Who is a Little dumber than somewhat and he is telling me and the sports editor that such things As gremlins it Finella and flip a erty giblets is Tough Little Hombres. At this Point i turns to s. At. James r. Mcnutt who is formerly a mechanics instructor at Sheppard Field Blit who now is a Aerial gunner and Bon Bardier navigator. And i says As follows Sarge. Is you bothered with gremlins and if Inelta a a no. I cannot say As i am Quot it snot the Sarge a since i never come across such thinks like gremlins. And besides if i should comes across such things i can dispose of them very easily with my .50 Caliper this i learn is very True indeed As i myself personally know that gents which become Aerial gunners know How to shoot better than somewhat. Take Sarge Mcnutt for instance who is visiting hts pals Here. The Sarge when he leaves Sheppard Field never so much As has a b b gun in his hand. Now he can Tattoo a Hula dancer on a bulls Eye at too paces with his .50 Caliper Gadget. That la All because he shoots so much at Las vegas which is the school a attends when he leaves Here. A from the Day i entered the school i had some kind of a gun Tai my hand and a lot More fun a the Sarge says to me. A after i get in All my ground shooting such As trap shooting skeet shooting and other kinds to improve my Eye i spend a great Deal of time in an air plane shooting at moving targets. All told i shot Hoo rounds into targets while in the As far As other things is concerned this gunnery Deal is a very Sweet Deal indeed the Sarge explains. The Joes at the school is finished study a at 5 p. Rn., when they is free to go anywhere on the Post since there is no night study at All. On saturdays and sundays they is free to go into town. Atcherly with a thing so important As gunnery the gents draws to fatigue whatsoever and to make sure the gents gets a Good nights sleep they has private rooms which is very snazzy no doubt Aud indeed. To ail gents which is 5 feet 30 inches Aud under which has Good peepers and which does not make a scale complain above 170 pounds Sarge Mcnutt says a agents you Are missing a Good Deal and a lot of fun. Plus the Opportunity of knowing you Are doing More than a Little for your country by becoming an Aerial gunner. To which i responds a very Good indeed a and tells my Tousin pfc. G. I. Joe to go and jump into the Lake and take his gremlins Flipper to giblets Fly Nellas and widgets with him no doubt. 11 a by Cpl. Larry Boeck. Enlisted men to receive additional tax allowance military personnel below the Grade of commissioned officer will receive additional allowances in the computation of their Federal income tax this year in accordance with Section 177 of the Federal Revenue act of 1942, which a passed by Congress in october. Under this provision single soldiers May deduct $250 of a a their army from their re maj. Arleigh Hess is named new Post personnel officer following a change in administrative assignments at Post Headquarters maj. Arleigh p. Hess former Post ordnance officer was named Post personnel so officer succeeding it. Col. Daniel r. Adan. Colonel Adan s sew duties will be that of supervisor of the first provisional group while maj. George e. Perry present supervisor was Given an assignment with the academic department. A world War i Veteran. Major Hess was a Reserve officer for five years after the War and was called Back into Active service in july 1942, at which time he was sent to the officers training school in Miami Beach. Fla. He came to Sheppard Field on aug. 25. In civilian life major Hess w As an investment counsellor and i partner in a Large Philadelphia. I pa., investment banking firm. For your Benefit if you Are not getting your mail promptly it May be that your correspondents do not have your proper army address. The Sheppard Field Post office advises All military personnel to have their mail addressed properly showing the Correct Squadron number and Barracks. Too they want the Correct return address in Case mail does not reach its destination and is returned to this Field. Dates set for Gas rationing applications ports in addition to the Federal exemption married men $300 Only while in Active service. Where a Soldier has received less than the aforementioned amounts during his service in the army he will disregard this allowance and exclude these amounts from his income tax return. Example. For example a Soldier entering the service in the latter part of 1942 would have received less than $250 from Uncle Sam and therefore would not have to report any sum received from the government. However any income he received prior to enlistment or induction. Will have to be reported and a Complete return made in accordance with the Revenue act the 1942 income tax Calls for a $500 exemption for single men and $1200 for married men with $350 for each dependent. The tax continued on Page 2> Turkey Day dance planned for All Post enlisted men enlisted men of Sheppard Field have a special treat in store for them on thanksgiving in addition to the traditional Turkey Chow when the first Post dance will be Given thursday night nov. 26, in hangar no. I according to announcement from special services office. All enlisted men their dates or wives Are invited to this gala affair. There will be no admission charge nor will tickets be necessary. However women must have invitations which will serve As passes to get into the Field these invitations May he secured either from the special services office. Bldg. 536 or from mrs. Albert Lowe of the Lamar Uso. For those men who do not have dates there will be Sheppard ettes and other girls invited from Wichita Falls and surrounding cities to serve As dancing partners. Invitations have been sent to the continued on Page 2 Post personnel to get a a a cards in s-4 office Sheppard Field s military and civilian personnel will Register for Gas rationing on the Post nov. 19 20 and 21, according to an announcement made by maj. W. H Cobb member of the posts Gas rationing Board. Application forms can now be obtained in the Post s-4 office bldg. 843. Which in turn will be turned in on either nov. 19. 20 or 21 at this office or other designated places on the Post where a a a books entitling car owners to four Gallons of Gas per week will be issued. Gas rationing under a recent order will become effective dec. I. Once a car owner has an a a a card he can make application on a supplementary form for additional Gas allowances alter showing reasons Why additional gasoline should he allowed License necessary when making application for Gas rationing car owners must bring with them their 1942 Auto License receipt. Owners of cars continued on Page 2 free phone Calls to be broadcast for minnesotans a hello mom hello dad in calling you from Sheppard f held Texas through the Courtesy of Bob Dehaven at station a ten in Minneapolis a salutations such As this Ara what you will hear on sunday afternoon. Nov. 22, at the Lamar Uso. When three Lucky Minnesota boys talk to their parents wives or sweethearts on the a hello Soldier a program Over station ctn. Minneapolis. Tile Long distance Telephone Calls will emanate from the Lamar Uso and be picked up and broadcast Over ctn. The Lucky three Are pvt s. Hugh Perry 312th ass Don Schaffhausen. 312th ass. And Loren Bymark. 403rd ass. The Tel Ephone broadcasts Are part of the activities of the Minnesota club which will hold their state night saturday dec. 12. Take heed Soldier buy your gifts now the proverbial cry of a do you hardship on Christmas shopping Barly has j Chi Vear become More important Mose woo die ,.it Cai be cum Christmas Rush of business than Ever with countless factors usual v1u1 a. ,. To i clan that comes to every retail est a making it imperative that sleep com Pard Field soldiers do their Hob Shmon Day gift buying As Early As pos too the problem of mailing while son Omer does Lite explaining in. Austin Green to to loll the pulpit for the first time in in years to enlist in the air forces. I,.anis the finer Points of keeping a Gilder aloft. Green who a dropped he reverend and adopted private for the duration a former pastor of Tho pentecostal holiness churl to Shawnce okla. He left to join two so in the service Omer. Hove. Who recently graduated from Tho glider Mechanic school at Sheppard held Texas where ids father is stationed and in a Quot a with he army. At Home Green left a wife two children to rally to the defense of his country. Sible and not wait until the last minute Rush to get that cherished gift for Mother dad. Wife sweetheart or Friend. Yuletide merchandise this Yeai is scarcer than Ever before and stores have Only been Able to obtain a Small portion of their Normal requirements. Manufacturers who used to make Holiday goods Are now making War supplies to limit the manufacture of Many items for gift shoppers. Then there is the problem of the shortage of clerical help packages Early enough to reach their destination in ample time for Christmas is one that postal authorities have asked tile full cooperation of military personnel to get their parcels in the mail earlier than in previous years. The stores have tried to obtain As Many suitable Christmas items As possible. They realize that most soldiers will want to remember someone this Christmas and they urge All members of the armed forces to buy now to avoid a later disappointment

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