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Friday, M ay 28. 1943
All Aboard! "Taxi” Enroute to Abbot
Oregon Hills Will Echo
Melodious March Cadence
(Continued from Page One)
W . O. Spalding, E R T C Band Director, C o m p o se s
Battalion Theme Songs Requested by Col. Besson
around army camp. They will
move into especially designed
hills of Oregon's and that soldiers like (o sing.
barracks tor the detachment in
Caseade range soon will echo (o Plans also provide for a 15-mii»-
the next ten days. More conven
the marehing songs of thousands ute soiigi< n ! by ERTC units ut
iences, such as a beauty shop,
of soldiers training in tile En reveille formation and early
will be available as will a re
gineer Replacement Training morning concerts by the ERTC
Center at Camp Abbot. Col. liain).
The 20 WAAC's assigned to
Frank S. Besson, post coinmaiid
Another innovation will be the
motor transport are among the
er, has decreed that each battal use on the march of a drum
first of such groups to be sent
ion shall have its own marching beat cadence which will serve
to a field post. Only two months
song and commissioned Warrant as an introduction to theme
ago the first group of W AAC
Offieer Charles J. Spalding, songs.
truck drivers were assigned to
ERTC band director, to arrange
duty at Fort Sam Houston, Tex.
music for accompaniment by the
Members of the detachment
have been assigned to the fol
The first ill the series of songs
lowing sections: Quartermaster
already has been arranged for
(salvage, commissary, property
the 51st Bn. It was ready for the
and administrative sections),
"Keep 'em writing” seems to
unit even before the first trainee
post laundry, signal office, ord
arrived. Theme song tor the unit be the slogan of Camp Abbot
nance, post engineer, military
will be to the tune of “ The Fann personnel.
intelligence, provost marshal,
Since formation of a postal
er in the Dell.”
motor transport, post surgeon,
Many of the verses were con unit here, under supervision of
post headquarters, special ser
tributed by the colonel himself, Capt. John C. Burgeson, about
vices, personnel, training divis
who recalled them from World 8,000 letters have been sorted
ion (SCU), postal transportation
W ar 1 days. The arrangement daily. From May 1 to 28, approx
headquarters and W AAC head
made by Warrant Officer Spald imately 175,000 letters have been
quarters. In several sections
ing is unique in that it contains received here, and 70,000 mailed.
auxiliaries are on temporary
Stamp sales totalled $650, wh.le
several bars of swing music.
Appearing spic and span in their summer khaki uniforms, this
duty awaiting permanent assign
A second arrangement to the money orders purchases soat * d
group of WAAC's are shown hoarding a truck that transported
ment to the theaters, libraries
tune of “ t’ve Got Spurs that to $7,000. The post office also
them to eanip following their arrival in Bend. On the ground,
and service clubs when these
Jingle, Jangle, Jtngle,” is being sold $500 in War Bonds and
left to right: Helene Efantis, Margaret McGunnigle, Anna
facilities are opened.
made for the 52nd Bn., but the Stamps.
Eisenstein, June Dixon, Lillian Mayer. In the truek, Violet
The personnel of the W AAC
Besides three enlisted men
lyric has rot yet been completed.
headquarters detachment lists . Powell, left; Lois Smith. Pauline Tobias, Margaret Kilntartin
and six W AAC’s, there are four
the following assignments: six
duced here on the theory that a civilians employed in the P. O.
cooks, a supply sergeant, com
singing army is a fighting army according to Capt. Burgeson.
pany clerk, assistant company
clerk and mail orderly.
The detachment officers are
Second Officer Stephanie Pod
zunas and Third Officer Patricia
T Io o n A f 1
Elwell. First Leader T Eleanor
Capt. J. E. Campbell, Trans«
Army accoustical engineers to
Pell is “ top kick” of the 155 en
portation officer, 12th Group,
My shower bath's a shower
day conducted tests in Camp Ab bout.
bot’s theater to insure G.I. pat Uncomfortably in and out.
Continued From Page 2
Lts. John F. Derr, Franklin
rons the finest reproduction and I dart white squaks of an
sound of any cinema house in
message center and held that Dick and John D. Tracy.
Apart the frozen frigid air.
job until he was earmarked for
T/4 Ernest Meyer, C-52,
Invoices received by the camp I turn the cold on, then the cadre for Camp Abbot, reporting
Spqgial Services officer revealed hot . • «
for duty here on May 15th.
Cpl. Attillio V. Pizzi, Hq. Dot,
that projection equipment is on But labels lie and I do not!
—A.F.C. Pauline Tobias
The message center is by far 11th E T Gp.
the way from factories and will
(Continued From Page One)
one of the most important of
arrive here within a week. The
Pvt. Sidney W. Haynes, B-53.
veteran officer heads seven im screen will measure 10% by 14%
fices on the post because (he en
portant units comprising the feet.
tire post personnel depends upon
Pvts. LeRoy E. Lamore and
Special Service Branch of the > The theater will be operated
its prompt and accurate distri Eugene H. Fromholtz, B-53.
Ninth Service Command.
1 for enlisted men and women, of-j a w
bution of official communica
“The departmental heads of , ficers and civilians living on the
M O V I fly O T U f ,
tions. With a staff of eight men.
Jr. Ldr. Zclla I. Allen
these units are endeavoring to t post. Pictures will be shown here
Sgt. Hanson has rapidly organ
Aux. Sarah E. Spray
provide the finest facilities for 1 within 30 days of their national
ized the office into a going pro
the convenience of Camp Abbot release enabling Abbot men a
Second lesson in G. I. cour ject to serve the growing train
Aux. Dorothy E. Jarrett
soldiers,” Col. Beveridge said, chance to see Hollywood’s latest
“Your ramp is laid out compact p r o d u c t s at very reasonable tesy is enhanced by a poem and ing center.
A t the present time the center
Aux. Mary L. Moscatello
condensed version on how to
ly, enabling soldiers to take full i prices.
is handling between four and
advantage of facilities that will
In the future, said Cpl. Thur salute correctly.
five hundred pieces of mail
Aux. Josephine Gruca
be provided by the camp Special man S. Justus, theater manager,
A. F. C. Pauline Tobias, SCU daily, registering each one and
Aux. Regina H. Kralik
Services Office. The buildings cushioned seats will be installed, 1973, attached to the camp
Aux. Alma M. Kronguest
are modern; the equipment is of to replace the wooden benches Special Services Office, metered sending it on to its proper office.
the finest type and personnel is that will be on hand when the out three stanzas for soldiers to Besides this, the center is handl
ing the addressing of all official
thoroughly qualified to super- theater opens ‘In two weeks.’
salute officers in staff cars.
mail, telegrams and numerous Wife, Children of ERTC
other little jobs handed it
“ W hen yon a « « from a fa r
TT n 51 ? seven units which Col. i
A novinsr star
T/Sgt Hanson’s "better half” Bandsman Saved in Fire
Beverage supervises are the |_|p K n O W S A l
Salute, soldier, sa’.utc !
The wife and children of
well known to the enlisted
executive, music, education, r ' e l' M U W S
men of Fort Wood because she T/Sgt. Glenn Roberts narrowly
athletic and recreational, facili
T o the o ffie e r wno
served as hostess of Service Club escaped from a fire in their
Is rid in g by.
ties and library section.
Number T w o for s o m e little home at 56 Shasta Place in Ben*
Cpl. Raymond Ross is the “ in
'¿Special services officers can
••When you see it near
time, before marriage t h i s Mrs. Roberts and children were
Don’t stop to peer
— w S m *” greatly to the fin a l, formation boss” at post head
But salute, soldier, salute.'*
month, so indeed congratula f asleep at noon May 22 when a
victory, through intelligent ap quarters.
' shed fire of unknown origin
plication to problems confront-1 The former Fort Ord, Calif.,
And here’s the Instructions on tions are still in order. The .started in rear of their home.
ing morale building factors, a soldier is assigned to the infor- how to salute correctly; Raise Hansons reside in Bend at the [They were saved by neighbors
deep sense of interest in their mation desk near the entrance the right hand smartly until the , present time.
land Bend firemen.
work, the obligation it imposes, and it is his duty to direct all tip of the forefinger touches the i
Considerable c l o t h i n g and
( E d i t o r N » f » : Th i* 1» III. Iir »t at a I
and a thorough realization of the ; callers to proper officers within lower part of the head dress— ..r fe
\m w i n i n t fW m - household furniture were lost to
importance of qualified pro-1 the “ U” shaped building,
above and slightly to the right liatad p m M R . I wfth th* ‘*S*y” , , r, , »n t the fire.
grams of activity,” said Colonel
He is attached to Corps of Mil- of the right eye — thumb and ■ a jo r t at ( amp Abbot. Otbora w ill fnllaw
Sgt. Roberts is drum major In
) itary Police, SCU 1973 and en- fingers extended and joined— j each w o o l.)
I tire ERTC hand. PFC. and Mrs.
The Special Services office at listed on July 26,1940 in Detroit, palm to the left—upper a rm '
Marvin C. Befchcr. also residing
Camp Abbot, directed by Lt. P. Mich.
horizontal—forearm at a 45 de Gilchrist Hotel in
at 56 Shasta Prace lost con. W •
H. O’Brien and the officers, en-
Ross answers about 200 quer- gree angle—hand and wrist,
era hie clothing. Pfc. Betcher, t»o.
listed men and W AAC who are ies a day and is seldom stumped, straight . . . turn head and eyes , Bend Seeks Tennants
Available to Camp Abbot of ■ is a member of the Camp Abbot
assigned, will aid greatly in the however, until the WAACs were toward the person saluted!
ficers, enlisted men allowed to hand.
accomplishment of the projected assigned to temporary quarters,
live off the post and civilians is
program here, he added.
he was a a loss for a correct
“ My feet were stuck out of the
the Gilchrist hotel, located at thc-
•PRO’ STATION OPENS
Col. Beveridge plans to visit ' reply.
Establishment of an emer corner of Riverside Blvd, and covers.”
For recreation. Ross likes to
Camp Abbot again in the near
"Why didn’t you pull th'nrt
see movies and listen to the gency prophylactic station at Gilchrist st., in Bend.
Reasonable rates are charged in?”
radio. His favorite program? 221 Greenwood Ave., in Bend,
“ I ain’t putting those <
They’re changing the name of You guessed it— “Information open 24 hours daily, was an-' on a semi-permanent basis, ac
things In bed with me.”
cording to camp authorities.
nounced by camp authorities.
Coffeyville, Kansas, to Sanka.
'Keep 'em Writing"
Aim of Postoftics
Sound Tests Taken W A A C -y For
In Camp Theater Better or Verse
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