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About Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944 | View Entire Issue (June 25, 1943)
Learn Uses of
Friday, June 25, 1943
Engineer Tools Interest Rookies
Short Shirt Story ;
Uncle Som Freezes
Gl Fancy Creases
The scene—any barracks, any
place, in any army camp in the
S. A .
The participants— A couple of
soldiers dressing for that week
“Remember when we use to
have our shirts creased, I h ». v ,
that was tile time."
“Yeah, but what happened?”
“Oh, some manpower short
age so they cut out our creases."
On recent edict from Wash
ington creases in G. I. shirts arc
out for the duration. The rule is
in force at Camp Abbot, too.
Capt. Owen Hammer
Directs Training to
Equip Men tor Tasks
8 Units Set Up
Offer Variety Items for
Troops Needs; Hours
Business is good!
Abbot trainees of the 51st Bn.
That is the only way to do-
this week became acquainted
scrilie the activities of the eight
with the engineer 1 < h > 1 ehest.
exchanges at Camp Abbot, ac
The tools and equipment train
cording to figures released by
ing in the third, fourth and fifth
Mr. II. B. Potter, civilian man
week prepares ERTC trainees
ager, Friday. Based on tentative
for work in general construc
figures the eight exchanges did
tion and fixed bridge training,
a SI9,(MHI business the first three
digging of foxholes and proper
weeks this month which isn’t ex
use of hand and power tools.
(E N G IN E E R 1‘ holu by .labri. -
A peep at the tool chest dis
HANDY KIT FOB COMBAT TRAINING — Gathered around
The one sour chord in the en
closes carpenter tools which in
the compact, expertly-designed Engineer tool chest are an offi
tire setup from the soldier stand
clude the hand saw, hammer,
cer and enlisted men of the 51st Bn. T/5 Charles K. Kessler,
washing was just a part of point is the unhappy note that
plane, chisel, compass, saws,
left; Cpl. Ralph E. Ingersoll, I.t. P. B. Ribbeck, in charge of in
Spring housecleaning, but with beer may be rationed in order
auger and brace. With these the
struction, and T/5 Carl L. Gosselin. These tools play an impor
inspection a calendar event, it’s to make the golden brew go
trainee builds such articles as
tant role in the education of Army combat Engineers.
now regular weekly G.I. detail. around.
work (aides, saw horses and foot
However, at the present time,
It has been noted at Camp Ab
locker stands from working
bot that window screens are l»c- a continual new stock of goods
rolling in regularly with
ing removed for the purpose of
There are pioneer wood tools
some of the newer items includ
such as axes and adzes, crosscut
this practice will be discontinued ing razors and blades, pocket
saws, machetes, brush hooks,
Appointment of Brig.Gen. Dan at once is not u “hint” hut an knives, combs and yes, WAACs*
peavies. During training with
pioneer wood tools th,e engineers members of engineering units at iel Noce, commanding general order, as it causes damage to the
At the present there are 32
build bridge timbers which are various universities and colleges
soldiers doing pari time work in
later used in fixed bridge train throughout states in the Ninth Camp Edwards, Mass., and for
from camp authorities, have the various exchanges or ware
ing, equipment racks and other
mer executive officer at Fort been issued for the sliding type house and 20 civilian full time
articles to improve training fa
employees. Under the present set
were inducted in the Army as Leonard Wood, Mo., to a new as window:
signment in North Africa was
up there are eight outlets with
"Articles built h.v trainees are
announced by the W ar Depart upper guide and lift the sash out. two more scheduled and also a
utilized as the work progresses
ment this week. Associated Press
setup for each battalion as it
and the course is plauius! so the at Camp Abbot as part of the dispatches said the assignment When replacing the window ex fills up.
soldier may visualize the ulti
was a new cause for Axis “ jit
Capt. Del B. McClure heads
mate aim of the work under con group has been assigned to the ters” and described the general securely nailed in place.
up the Exchange setup at Abbot
struction,” said Capt. Owen S. C.
These former junior and sen as an expert in amphibian and such as found in barracks, the and is assisted by Lt. Charles
Hammer, Engineer Training Of
college students will be debarkation tactics.
sash may be removed by raising Keithahn, who recently came
ficer, «hose name befits liis
Many of Camp Abbot’s cadre it over the top of the frame . . . here from the Presidio of San
served under Gen. Noce when, as
Trainees are taught the proper as regularly inducted trainees. a colonel he was executive of after the window is open to its
At the present time canteens,
hà-1 of pioneer earth tools, in-
ficer under Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant
To insure satisfactory results, that is places to purchase ar
Hfuding picks, railroad picks, ed most proficient will be sent III at Ford Leonard Wood in
ticles to eat, drink and smoke
direct to Officer Candidate
mattocks, post hole augers and Schools; others less proficient 1942. With tl)e general on his equip a detail with a carload of
rags, tub of hot water, bag of
shovels. Use of these tools with
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either hand leading prevents fa but considered capable material officers and men transferred soap chips and a hefty noncom
tigue. They also receive instruc for specialists, will be ordered from Fort Wood to Camp Ed to prod the dogfaces to set a
tion in proper manner of digging to Arm y Specialist Training wards when he left the Missouri "shining” example of their en-
Schools in this command area.
Those who do not qualify for station.
Additional instruction in use
of power tools includes cross-cut either of the first two groups
W A A C Officers Here
chain saw, circle saw, nail driv will continue as enlisted men in
ers and augers. Later in the
Arrival of a group from the
Two new W AAC Third O ffi
course specialist training utilizes
cers were in Camp Abbot this ■ THE MIGHTY BESSON ROD
State College at Corval
blacksmith tools, tinsmith sets Oregon
By Cpl. John Ahrahamson
week for a month’s training in I
(Roving Cadre, D-51)
and sign painting equipment.
Camp Abbot soldiers like to company administration and op-
I being granted last week at ter-
The training area in the 56th ! mination of the school term. attach “wings” to (heir letters. ! eration.
When at roll-call they are
and 57th Bns. will la* cleared of They will report to Camp Abbot
Airmail stamps are the most
They are Emily Caldwell from
undergrowth, small trees anil i upon expiration of their respec , popular type sold at the camp Camp Shelby, Miss., and Jane And the sergeant they are
the area prepared for close-order tive leaves.
post o f f i c e , according to Lt. Carter, Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, i
drill. Also the area at 57th and
Joseph S. Siekler, postal officer. The former is a native.of Atlan That’s the time to prod,
Center will I k * cleared of brush
Three-centers and penny and a ta, Ga., while the latter was With your BESSON ROD.
and frees that create a fire haz
i half varieties follow closely be- sworn in on her 21st birthday
ard. This is part of regular
When from police-call, they are
, hind the leader.
in Dallas, Texas.
|>'[aining and not a “fatigue de-
And the sick-book they are
IT’S DE LAVALY
It is planned in the tools and
Abbotmen dreaming of one of
Wonder if the exploration of
The lunch box gained new
equipment training to clear mother’s home-cooked meals, or
nearby lava caves will tempt ; That’s the time to prod.
many-of the training areas too a date with the chick on Main
Abbotmen to coin a new phrase j With your BESSON ROD.
thickly wooded for efficient St., will be happy over the new week following the closing of to replace “ pitchin’ woo?” Al- i
furlough ruling released by HQ 230 on Headquarters avenuq ready we’ve heard a couple of When they duck the side-
NSC allowing furloughs not to last Saturday. Civilians living or! G I’s talking about "cutting a
And on their bellies refuse to
exceed five days to personnel
the post were instructed to board little lava rock!” With so many
prior to departure for a Port of at their nearest company mess good looking chicks around here
Embarkation or a Replacement
we think it’s a “ lavaly” sugges That’s the time to prod.
or to bring lunches.
Depot subject to oversea ship
With your BESSON ROD.
ment, except where urgent mili
A case of mistaken identity tary necessity prohibits.
Mess Sarge: “ We have thous
“ You can be mastoid of cere Non-coms mustn’t rant or ravo
recently caused the death of an
The bulletin applies to enlisted ands of things to eat.”
Nor do the things they some
apparently well-meaning porcu men regardless of length of ser
Rookie: “ Yeah, w h a t are
"A mestoid is a pain in the
pine acting as self-appointed vice who have had no furlough they?”
All they do is wave this stick,
guard at a post-property dump since ordered to active duty and
And pray that the response is
Mess Sarge: “ Beans.”
on the Deschutes river near the those who have had no furlough
in the past six months.
If the trainee doesn’t jump.
The porcupine, awake to the
As graduates of this replace
He may wind up with a lump.
need of adequate protection for ment training center are subject
Colonel thinks it is a Magic
such garrison caches, had oc to oversea shipment, each soldier
cupied a strategic position and will be eligible for furlough upon
But mine will wind up in the
was ready to let fly at intruders, completion of the prescribed
when Pfcs. William Hodges and training and prior to such ship
Sam Kemp, SCU 1973 military ment. Men will be canvassed by
To non-coms, its a nemesis.
police guarding the area, discov their organization commanders
For when we find a moments’
ered the animal, mistook him for to determine furlough possibili
a cougar and fired.
We receive a prod,
Enlisted men leaving on fur
To prove their story, Hodges
From that BESSON ROD.
cut o ff the animal’s foot and loughs will return to Camp Ab
brought it to headquarters. “We bot upon expiration of visit. Men
When ourselves we are
didn’t want to get stuck with the approved for training in O fficer
Candidate Schools or ASTP are
rest of the animal,” they said.
And a puff or two are stealing,
not eligible for furlough, under
Then we get a prod
the new provisions.
From that BESSON ROD.
Motor Transport Launches
When from barracks we slip
Freight Service to Bend
BAGS SEEK OWNERS
Freight a n d transportation
Next day our C. O. makes us
Thirteen unclaimed pieces of
service for official business be baggage may be unlucky for as
When he starts to prod.
tween Bend and Camp Abbot many people if not called for at
has been instituted by the Motor Warehouse .307. Barracks bags
With that BESSON ROD.
Transportation Branch. Trucks or express held at the L. C. L.
We must hold It like a saber,
leave camp for Bend from build warehouse bear the following
Tho really It’s no great labor.
ing 320 each morning at 0900. To names: T Sgt. W. D. Higginbo
For we love to prod,
place service requests phone 511 tham; T Sgt. Peter S. Radsik;
before 0830. Trucks depart from T Sgt. Carl J. Ranta. S Sgt. Jos.
With our BESSON ROD.
Bend to arrive at building 320 A. Jones; S Sgt. Jos. R. Kessler;
Sgt. J. F. Hanback, Cpl. Francis
Friday night, I went out
by 1200 and 1400.
Afternoon requests must be J. Tighe, Pvts, Marion L. Ahrens,
transmitted to the dispatcher by E. G. Anderson, Robert Boli-
Then I tried to go romancing,
1330 daily. Trucks will depart baugh, Donald D. Woodworth,
But I got a prod,
from Bend to arrive at building Robert Zimmer. R. V. Simmer-
From that BESSON ROD.
320 by 1700.
G.I. Panes Washed
ROTC Students to Gen. Noce Causes
Train At Abbot
FOR BETTER O R
Attach 'Wings' to
To Be a Porcupine