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Sheppard Field Texacts (Newspaper) - September 18, 1942, Sheppard Field, TexasSheppard Heid Mike no sob sister but he a for pals by pfc. Mike Mechanic exacts staff writer a my buddies will Tell you i am no sob sister and i am not the kind of a Joe which goes around lecturing on the Virtues of life. I am not ashamed however to announce to All which cares to listen that i am very eager to help a buddy of mine which is having his troubles financially or otherwise. Since i am Down to my last pm Check usually around the midle of the month i know How a Guy feels when he needs dough in a hurry which is Why i am about to Tell you the following. Several times during the year each of us Guys is asked to dig into our jeans and Shell out with a couple of Bucks or so As a contribution to a Relief Agency which is organized to help our Buddie or even ourselves when the Wolf is at the door. I under a new scheme which i am about to outline Only one donation a year is made. Some Guys feel very Noble when they Are doing this and some Guys feel very irked thinking that a Soldier be asked to contribute to a Relief organization. Fact of the matter is that a Buck or so out of a years salary ainu to going to Hurt anyone and i myself personally who usually measures the Coin on the realm in the numbers of brews which it can Purchase am very Happy to contribute and think that i am helping a buddy to maybe Purchase a train ticket Quick so he can Rush off to see his sick Mother or the like. All of which boils Down to this our commanding officer. Col. La. B. Clagett is very interested in the welfare of his men and he is in the position to run across a lot of Fellows who need financial Aid when lady Luck is Down on their families of the colonel was Way up in the hucks he would gladly Shell out from his own pocket and help these men of his. Since he ainu to got a couple of million in the Bank or tucked under his bedroom mattress about All he can do is suggest ways of helping men in distress. Fok the Post agencies since this is so he has created a Community Chest fund for Sheppard Field. This Community c Hest has been formed to lend financial assistance to the posts own Relief agencies the army emergency belief and the red c Ross. What the colonel wants is for each mail of this Field to contribute one Days base pay to the fund and that goes for both enlisted men and officers. This new fund will do away with various other requests which arc made of service men during the year. Of course your contribution is voluntary. I myself personally will ii i miss one Days base pay and i know you Guys wont. The dough i going to help our buddies on the Field Here who need help and nobody is going to say that i am the kind of a Guy which help a buddy of mine. When it comes to lending a Guy a Fin or so to quaff Beer with his favorite Blond in town not this town Natche Ril maybe i ainu to so Quick on the draw with the Wallet. But when it comes to helping a Soldier and his family i am right on the beam since i know my buddies would lie glad to help me of something implied to my folks Back Home. I a private publication in the interest of military personnel at Sheppard Field vol. I. No. 41�?Sheppard Field Texas. Friday. Sept. 18. 1942-civilians five cents Post commander forms new Field Relief Agency a direct Appeal was issued by col. H. B. Clagett commanding officer this week to the personnel of the Post to go a fall out in the present drive to raise funds for the Sheppard Field Community Chest an organization formed to lend financial assistance to the posts own Relief agencies the army p emergency Relief and the american red Ross agencies who directly help the army personnel and their dependents. A Small portion of the v Monjes collected will be donated Kenny Baker radio Tenor to appear Here next week a going to town is coming to town. Or to be More specific the big Uso Camp show revue featuring 16 of the most Lovely Fanchon and Marco gals this Side of Broadway is coming to Sheppard Fields Victory stage monday tuesday and wednesday nights of next week. Kenny Baker Tenor favorite on the programs of the rival comedians Jack Benny and Fred Allen has just joined the revue cast As headline attraction and although he will be with the group Only two weeks Sheppard Field gets the break. And the break is Baker j his vocals running from popular 1 to Semi classical should satisfy j every Man on the Post in his five i performances Here. Also on the Bill is one of the funniest comedy acts from the i vaudeville and nightclub circuit j the three sailors. A knockout j group which practically kills itself i and the audience at the same t Ime 1 in its slow motion fall routine. Top m. C. Johnny Woods comedian who has been featured with Tommy Dorsey Gene Krupa. Henry Busse. I and Jan Savitt will keep things i moving at a fast clip As . Of the fun frolic. Among the other artists he fill introduce Are Roy Post Soldier sets new record in i Bond purchases Smeck wizard of the strings who is Able to play the steel guitar ukulele Banjo and straight guitar All at the same time Christine Forsythe tap dancer of the More interesting female variety who has just finished a season of musical comedy with the St. Louis municipal opera Max and his gang. A trained dog act without an a air Dale and Joe and Jane Mckenna dance satirists who just finished a tour with Tommy Dorsey and his Crew. The Fanchon and Marco lovelies will be hopping in and out in various and sundry costumes throughout the five free shows. Times for the presentations Are 8 30 monday night. Tuesday at 8 30 and 10 30, and wednesday at 8 at Victory stage and at the Hospital at 2 30 tuesday afternoon. A to a Mort pain a voting privilege Given service men new radio show to hit air lanes from Victory stage tuesday night Sheppard Field hits the air Waves tuesday night with a. Spanking new show featuring the Basic training Center band. The broadcasts aired every i tuesday evening from 7 until 7 30 Over the facilities of station Kwh it Wichita Falls 620 on the dial will be open to Soldier audiences at the Victory stage just South of the service club. Primarily the program As yet unnamed will be a concert band broadcast with Etc under the direction of t. Sgt. Clarence l. David in the spotlight. The band now numbers 58 men All experienced musicians. Including the new show Sheppard Field is now on the air two hours and fourty five minutes every week. The programs arc planned and produced by personnel of the Field with help from the special service office and under the supervision of the Public relations office. A take More pains or. Paul Martin to speak at All Post serv ice on sunday the third in a series of outdoor All Post non denominational Church services will be led this week by or. Paul e. Martin minister of the first methodist Church of Wichita Falls. The service will be held at 7 30 sunday evening at Victory stage. The choir of or. Martins Church under the direction of mrs. Pearl Calhoun Davis will a featured in the All Post service. It. John r. Kittinger Post chaplain has been Well pleased with the size of the past two congregations and urges All to attend. Responding to the Appeal for increased purchases of War Bonds Sheppard Field soldiers not Only Are preparing to fight the Axis hut also Are helping to finance it. As seen in the recent Purchase of Over $5,000 in War Bonds by pvt. Charles t. Johnson of the 404th i ass. At the same time the Post War a Bond office reported that sales of War Bonds on the army pay j reservation plan were increasing each week and new records were being reported by the squadrons on the Field. It. Col. James f. Walsh Post War Bond officer also announced that the first shipment of Bonds for delivery to the Sheppard Field personnel was being made. Future i deliveries of Bond already paid for will be made in a Short time according to colonel Walsh. A take Mitre rain a writing to strangers is Tabooed by Washington foisted men Are warned once More by the War department that correspondence with unknown civilians is prohibited. And the giving of names and addresses to strangers is likewise several Clever schemes to get military information by the correspondence route have been uprooted by Wasi in ton. Hence the repeated warning. Now that the men of the United states forces can vote by Absentee ballot me personnel of Sheppard Field is urged to file their ballots for the coming elec. Tons As soon As possible. These ballots May be secured by addressing a letter to the Sec j ret Ary of the state in which the j individual maintains a permanent Home address. Requests should be made at an Early Date As the deadline in most cases is several Days or weeks in Advance of the regular election Day. Personnel s contribution to this worthy cause. The plan to form the Sheppa d Field Community Chest fund was inspired by colonel Clagett. Who stated that the fund would do away with various a drives for founds during the year and expressed the Hope that each officer and enlisted Man would contribute one Days pay to help those agencies that help the men and families of our armed forces. The army emergency Relief and the american red Cross Are agencies who have done a remarkable task in taking care of army personnel and their dependents both in this country and wherever our forces Are stationed in foreign lands. The army f3mcr-Gcncy Relief supplements the welfare activities of the red Cross and is one of the two organizations authorized by the army to engage in emergency welfare activities for its personnel and de Pendents. Responsibility for the collection of the Money from both officers and enlisted men will he i vested in the hands of Squadron j commanders who will make col i sections and report them on she i Ether the the Regul a squad a i collection beets. Can make two payment. Contributions can be made in a Lump sum out of september checks or can be divided into two equal instalments out of the september and october pays. The funds of the Sheppard f held Community Chest will he administered by a three Man Board consisting of col. Ira r. Koenig Post executive officer col. Lewis a. Dayton head of Etc. And it. Col. Bruce von g. Scott director of training. Etc soldiers get first hand news during morning period Sheppard f held soldiers were surprised recently when during a a break period immediately Quot subsequent to calisthenic they were put a at ease by the Well known voice of it. Herbert h. Mcmurray Etc assistant adjutant and were Given a 10-minute round up International and Domestic news furnished by leading wire services. They Learned later the news cast would be brought them daily by lieutenant Mcmurray former Abc news commentator in Washington As one of the Many new features of training to be inaugurated for both the pleasure and the enlightenment of the Soldier by col. Lewis a. Dayton news Etc commanding officer. Highly popular the program subsequently has proved highly popular not Only to Etc soldiers but also to those of the air forces technical school. The news containing a a sports review period is furnished by associated press International news service and United press. Plans Are being made to broadcast world series scores inning by inning. Gets Iii action lieutenant Mcmurray a a Salesman Here for u. S. Army air forces Aerial gunnery school found Delight recently in an associated press bulletin from England in which a former Sheppard Field Soldier he had sent to Aerial gunnery was mentioned As Downing his first German plane. The former Sheppard if eld Soldier said it was like shooting squirrels front Oak Trees in Arkansas. A sate More plane#11" a Kenny Baker presents i special program Here Kenny Baker radio and movie Tenor favorite who will appear Here in a going to town will offer a special program at the service club tuesday morning at 9 30 for those who because of conflicting duty hours Are unable to attend any other showings of the musical. His efforts will be abetted by several other members of the Uso Camp show cast

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