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Document pertaining to the case of The State of Texas vs. Texas Power and Light Company, cause no. 371 [Part 3], 1947

Description: Document related to the case of the State of Texas vs. Texas Power and Light Company, filed March 12, 1947. The state sought to collect taxes from the Texas Power and Light Company allegedly owed for the years 1945 and 1946. The document, signed by presiding judge R. J. Johnston, orders to the court to pay costs and penalties collected by the court (as a result of the judge's decree) to the Assessor-Collector of Texas of Henderson County, Texas.
Date: 1947
Creator: Dowdy, J. D.
Partner: Henderson County District Clerk's Office

Document pertaining to the case of The State of Texas vs. Texas Power and Light Company, cause no. 371 [Part 2], 1947

Description: Document related to the case of The State of Texas vs. Texas Power and Light Company, filed January 7, 1947. Document is the decree of the court signed by presiding R. M. Johnston. The state sought to collect taxes from the Texas Power and Light Company allegedly owed for the years 1945 and 1946. This document describes the settlement reached in court by both parties. The document is signed by the attorneys for the plaintiffs (Edgar Hutchins of Hutchins and Weeden; W. D. Justice of Jusitice, Moore & Justice; and Gene Day) and attorneys for the defendant (Sam Holland, of Burford, Ryburn, Hincks & Ford; and Jos. Worsham of Worsham, Harrell, Burrow & Worsham)
Date: 1947
Creator: Dowdy, J. D.
Partner: Henderson County District Clerk's Office

Document pertaining to the case of The State of Texas vs. Texas Power and Light Company, cause no. 371 [Part 1], 1947

Description: Document related to the case of The State of Texas vs. Texas Power and Light Company, filed February 10, 1947. Document is the plaintiff's third amended original petition "to enforce the collection of certain state and county taxes and also taxes due certain districts and/or political subdivisions of Henderson County, Texas ... said taxes beind [sic] delinquent, due and unpaid to the State of Texas and Henderson County, Texas."
Date: 1947
Creator: Noeulier, K. & Dowdy, J. D.
Partner: Henderson County District Clerk's Office

[Birth Certificate for Vera Mae Cummings]

Description: Birth certificate for Vera Mae Cummings, born in Palestine, Texas, May 15, 1922 to Gent Cummings and Nellie Bell Price. The back of the page includes instructions for completing information and the text of legislation related to the form. There is also a certificate stapled to the top of the back page certifying that the birth certificate is legitimate.
Date: January 30, 1943
Creator: Texas. Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Partner: Price Johnson Family Collection

[Affidavit of Support from Manuel Urbina]

Description: Affidavit submitted by Manuel Urbina, and witnessed by Alfonso Pena, in Webb County, Texas. The affidavit states that Urbina is able to support his wife, Irene Salce de Urbina, and their children, and he would like them to live with him in the United States, as they are currently residing in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Date: March 13, 1946
Creator: Urbina, Manuel
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Sales Agreement, October 1945]

Description: Agreement for the sale of grocery fixtures and stock by A. J. and Raymond Holley to D. M. Forbess.
Date: October 3, 1945
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

[Exemption Certificate, July 16, 1947]

Description: Exemption certificate, dated July 16, 1947, allowing the Lutheran Concordia College exemption from sales tax for the International Business Machines.
Date: July 16, 1947
Partner: Concordia University Texas

[Certificate of Suzette Van Daell Pilot's License]

Description: Certificate of a pilot's license for Suzette Van Daell Douglas rated as a pilot for commercial single engine airplanes.
Date: July 1, 1947
Creator: United States. Department of Commerce.
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Airman ID Card for Suzette Van Daell]

Description: Airman ID card and accompanying documents, an airman rating record and medical examination certificate, for Suzette Van Daell, rated for single engine airplanes. A photograph is stapled to the back page accompanied by fingerprints.
Date: January 1945
Creator: United States. Department of Commerce.
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[War Department Technical Manual & Aircraft Engines]

Description: Technical manual TM 1-405 from the United States War Department about aircraft engines. Prepared under direction of the Chief of the Air Corps. The booklet is divided into six sections: I. Internal-combustion engine principles, II. Classification and description of engine types, III. Description and construction of engine units, IV. Repair principles, V. Engine lubrication, and VI. Engine cooling. All chapters include information and drawings for reference.
Date: December 9, 1941
Creator: United States Department of War
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Certificate of Suzette Van Daell Pilot Status]

Description: Certificate of pilot status signed by Major Charles S. McDougall certifying that Suzette Van Daell was a rated military pilot on solo flying status in the Women Airforce Service Pilots. The certificate includes a timesheet of hours spent by Ms. Van Daell in various types of aircraft as well as other credentials.
Date: December 16, 1944
Creator: McDougall, Charles S.
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Restricted Pilots' Information File

Description: Textbook titled "Restricted Pilots' Information File" It is split into eight sections and contains a signed receipt for Pilots' Information File, flying safety information, and engine maintenance information. It is bound together with removable clips so that the book can be updated as new information is released.
Date: 1944
Creator: Army Air Forces
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Collection of Documents Addressed to Air Men and Civilian Pilots]

Description: Collection of documents from the Civil Aeronautics Administration. The first page is Form ACA 113 (IM-11/42), a note from the Publications and Statistics Division of the CAA, serving as introduction to the following documents.The next is a notice to air men and all owners of registered aircraft, urging them to only "use their planes...for purposes that contribute directly to the war effort." The next is a document titled "WPB-CAA Liberalizes Utilization of Civilian Aircraft," discussing the use of civilian aircraft for the war effort. The next is an important notice from the Director General for Operations, discussing General Limitation Order L-262 from the War Production Board. The next is a letter from Administrator C. I. Stanton to Washington and field employees, discussing the approval of flight instruction or flight tests. The last group of documents includes several pages of designated landing areas. It also includes the envelope it came in.
Date: {1943-01-26,1943-04-08,1943-04-12}
Creator: Civil Aeronautics Administration
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Gasoline Ration Coupon #1]

Description: B level coupon ration for gasoline written out in the 1945's while Suzette lived in New York. Found inside [Pilots Flight Operating Instructions] ark:/67531/metapth873945.
Date: 1945
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Employee Guidance Form - Suzette Van Daell

Description: Employee Guidance Form for Suzette Van Daell evaluating her performance as a member of of the Women Airforce Service Pilots at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. The form asks 16 various questions over work ethic regarding various tasks, and all questions except the last three were marked as B, equaling a total of 60, or "Good."
Date: December 18, 1944
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Pilots' Information File]

Description: Pilot's information file No. 24A from the United States War Department, A.A.F. approved on February 28, 1944. The file details pilot information and came in a brown envelope that reads "Pilots' Information File No. 14, Revision No. 14," dated November 1, 1944. On the back of the envelope is a detailed warning and rules to follow.
Date: November 1, 1944
Creator: United States Department of War
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Gasoline Ration Coupon #2]

Description: B level coupon ration for gasoline that was torn in half written out in the 1945's while Suzette lived in New York. Found inside [Pilots Flight Operating Instructions] ark:/67531/metapth873945.
Date: 1945
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[War Department Message Forms]

Description: Seven blank War Department message forms.
Date: March 12, 1943
Creator: United States Department of War
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Legal Statement of Ted Merchant]

Description: Statement of concern from Ted Merchant, an instructor with concerns of unqualified pilots endeavoring to instruct women trainees.
Date: June 1943
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Legal Agreement Regarding the Plosser-Prince Air Academy]

Description: Legal agreement regarding the creation of the Plosser-Prince Air Academy between B. B. Odell, Charles A. Prince, Joe B. Plosser, and Aeronautical Training Center, Inc.
Date: October 22, 1942
Creator: Odell, B. B.; Prince, Charles A. & Plosser, Joseph B.
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Legal Statement of George Hight #2]

Description: Legal statement of George Hight regarding the circumstances of a plane crash and his assessment of Henry S. Awbrey. Flight Instructor Hight gave a check ride to Awbrey and recommended that Awbrey be placed in the primary instructor's refresher course for additional time in primary aircraft before being allowed to conduct a class of instruction; however, his recommendation was not followed. Awbrey was instead placed in a basic trainer and ordered to start instruction. On June 7, 1943, Awbrey and trainee Jane Champlin crashed and were killed approximately 30 miles northwest of Sweetwater, Texas. Hight's understanding was that Awbrey had a rating of zero to eighty horse power aircraft and had not been given a check ride by an Army instructor nor did he have an Army proficiency rating. Additionally, trainees were being sent on night cross country flights without maps and the required transition work for night flying.
Date: June 1943
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Document pertaining to the case of United States of America vs. Joe B. Plosser, Charles A. Prince, Victor J. Nelson, Robert Young, and Edwin Theodore Nelson, cause no. 1717, 1942]

Description: Document relating to the case of United States of America vs. Joe B. Plosser, Charles A. Prince, Victor J. Nelson, Robert Young, and Edwin Theodore Nelson, accused of fraud, filed January 19, 1943. Documents include a summary of the charges being filed.
Date: 1943
Creator: Parker, Geo W.
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[War Department School Contract]

Description: A contract drawn up between the United States Department of War and the Plosser-Prince Air Academy for flying training.
Date: February 26, 1943
Creator: United States Department of War
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum
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