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Friday, July 23, 1943
Abbot n’ Around
* Being a weekly calendar of events listing: activities in Camp
and Bend for Cam p Abbot personnel. F o r listings phone Ext. 8
RI DAY FOR ALL UNITS ON TIIE POST
Founded May 21, 1943
P IN UPS FOR CHIN-UPS
BEND USO: “Juke Box” dance, Elks Club, 2030.
BASEBALL PRACTICE: Post. Hqs., 1800. Try out for the team.
A w eekly n e w sp a p e r published by a n d fo r th e m ilita ry p erso n n el o f C am p
A bbot, O regon, u n d e r su pervision of th e P o st Special S erv ice b ra n c h . A ll ed ito rial
m a tte r p e rta in in g to C am p A bbot is av a ilab le fo r g e n e ra l release a n d r e p r in t in
o th e r p ublications. A ll article» re p re s e n t p erso n al o p in io n s an d a re n o t o ffic ial
new s u n le ss sp ecifically credited to th e W a r D e p a rtm e n t.
All ed ito rial m a tte r should be dire cted to th e “ A b b o t E n g in e e r,” P o s t H qs.
A n n ex , Bldg. 202. T elephone E x t. 8.
Copies of th is o ffic ia l post n e w s p a p e r d istrib u te d f r e e to cam p p erso n n el. S u b
sc rip tio n to th e public, by m a il: 60 cent» fo r th re e m o n th s ; six m o n th s, 6 1 ; one
y e a r, $1.50.
T he E N G IN E E R receives m a te ria l supplied hv C am p N ew sp a p er Service, W a r
D ep’t., 205 E. 42nd S t., N . Y. C. C red ited m a te ria l m a y n o t be rep u b lish ed w ith o u t
perm issio n fro m C am p N ew sp a p er S ervice.
1st. Lieut. P. H. O’Brien......................... Director of Special Service
2nd Lt. S. D. Hopkins ....... 11th Group. Special Service Officer
1st. Lieut. Wayne B. Leitzell ...12th Group, Special Service Officer
Cpl. Morrie C. Guss...................................... .. .......................... Editor
T 4 George S. F ly ................................................Editorial Associate
Pvt. Mary Graham ............................................... Feature Activities
Pvt. Richard Shear!n ........................................ Editorial Associate
Sgt. Roy L. Rider............................................... Sports Coordinator
Cpl. Harlan L. Weeks.......... ................. Hq. ERTC Correspondent
Photography and art work by Publications, Engineer Re
placement Training Center, Camp Abbot. Oregon.
BEND USO: ‘Yank Heaven” Dance, 5-piece band, 2030.
BLDG. NO. 211: Officers’ dance, Informal, in Officers’ Mess, 2100
ABBOTheater: Matinee, 1400; Regular Shows, 1830, 2030, week-
___ days. On weekdays, 2 shows nightly: 1830-2030.
ATTEND CHURCH: Chapels on post or churches in Bend.
CAMP BALL PARK: Baseball game between Camp Abbot and
visiting team, 1400. Support the camp team. Free!
BEND USO: Dunkers Club, 1015-1100; Musical Gems (classical
recordings), 1500; Buffet Lunch, 1500-1700; Snacks, 1900-
2200; Party Night-Games, refreshments, community sing
ing. Register at USO for Home Hospitality.
BEND CITY PARK BAND STAND: Concert by ERTC Band,
PILOT BUTTE INN—ARMY WIVES-USO Club Meeting, 2000.
BEND USO: “Do as you Please Night”—Open House.
ERTC BARRACKS 919: String Ensemble Practice, 1830.
BIBLE CLASS: Post Chapel, 1930.
BEND USO: Dance. Music by ERTC Band, 2030.
STATION KBND: “Camp Abbot on Parade,” Studio in Pilot Butte FOOTT.OCKER QUEEN — Her
I lovely tresses doing a left flank
Inn, 145-2000. Interviews, speakers. Audiene invited.
as the wind blew, this charming
BASEBALL PRACTICE: Post Hqs. 1800.
Camp Abbot civilian employe,
CHOIR PRACTICE: Post Chapel, 1930.
working in the Camp Exchange
"O D B . . . A FRIEND IN NEED"
| office, is the fourth in a series
V\ hen Breadwinner John Doe Becomes Private John Doe, there ALL-PURPOSE BLDG.: Try outs for camp show, 1930.
I of p icto ria l glamorizations.
is usually one question uppermost in his mind: How are my folks BEND USO: "Learn to Dance” Class 1800.
VITAL STATISTICS: Name—
hack home going to get along? One year ago, our government ans CHOIR PRACTICE: Post Chapel, 1800.
Vivian L andenberger; Age 28;
wered that question by establishing the Office of Dependency
Height, 5 '5 ”; Weight 113 pounds;
Benefits of the Army Service Forces. Today, the ODB issues
j Color hair and eyes, chestnut
four and a half million checks ev< ry month to take care of soldiers'
and grey; Hometown: O lney.Ill.;
dependents. And Private John Doe fights with greater spirit be
i H obbies, dancing, knitting;
cause he knows his folks will not want.
Sports, sw im m ing and tennis;
The task of “getting ’em paid” is a tremendous one. It requires
Favorite color and flower, Blue
a staff of ten thousand men and women, working in three shifts,
ami Gardenia. Lives in Rand. She
twenty-four hours a day to see that Dependency Benefits are paid.
was one of the original crew of
Besieged with requests for de and lees, the other half to be civilian workers on the post,
The ingenuity of American mechanical genius has come to the aid
of the ODB by perfecting special machines that facilitate the tails regarding enrollment in the paid by Uncle Sam, except that starting in late March.
process of writing checks and sealing envelopes. These remarkable
( E N G I N E E R P hot o by Hah n.)
Armed Forces Institute, Uncle the latter’s share will not ex
machines also keep errors down to a bare minimum.
But the job of ODB will not end with the mailing of checks. Sam’s correspondence school for
(4)—Enlisted personnel must
Its work is highly personalized. Approximately 60,000 letters are
received by the ODB every day. These letters vary from the usual enlisted men, the post Special not be subject to early discharge.
question of “When will I receive my allotment?" to a mother’s plea Service Office today announced
• 5)—Applicants’ requests will
for a package of safety pins for her baby. Every letter is answered five regulations governing off-
be okayed if there is any
individually. Wherever possible, the ODB finds an answer to every
G. I. movie patrons flock^
duty educational pursuits by reason to expect that they will
fast and furious to the ABBi1^ '
The Office of Dependency Benefits, located in Newark, New Camp Abbot soldiers.
not satisfactorily complete the
Theater last Sunday to estab
Jersey, has pledged itself to “Get ’Em Paid.” It is living up to that
(1) —Enrollecs must have ser courses requested.
lish, for the second consecu
pledge. Today our men on the battlefronts are fighting with greater ved in Army as an EM for at
confidence and faith; confidence in the knowledge that their fami
tive week, a new daily atten
lies are free from want, faith that we shall win the Victory and
(2) —Approval must be obtain tion, Armed Forces Institute of dance record, Lt. B. Klabanoff,
ed of respective organization fers 357 courses for college and theater officer announced.
Previous b.o. mark of 1495
on applications sub university credits and 87 to
paid a d m i s s i o n s was for
56th Bn. to Be Acti Whew-w-w! Sure Is a Hot commanders
mitted in letter form, through wards high school degrees.
Day for Xmas Shopping
Group, battalion and company “Stage Door Canteen” screen
While Old Sol beats down on GI channels, to the Director.
vated on July 25 Abbotmon
Service officers have ed two weeks ago. Judy Gar
is hardly the ideal
Under the command of a West time to remind
(3) —Be willing to pay a tui
copies of the AFI catalog and ap land’s looks and ditties must
G. I’s here that
Point graduate, the 56th Engr. there are only 169 shopping days tion fee of $2 for each course plication blanks. Full informa have magnetized the crowds
Tng. Bn. will be activated July to Christmas.
for which application is made. If tion also may be obtained from to see “Presenting Lily Mars.”
But a Inly hot spell does not correspondence course taught by the camp librarian, presently A total of 1498 responded.
25 and will begin its arduous
combat engineer training sched preclude th o u g h ts of Yuletide. any of the 76 cooperating uni operating in the 11th Gp. sub
Thus, the P ost Office d ep art
ules the following day.
m ent in W ashington, D. C., an versities and colleges is chosen, library. The Armed Forces In
Capt. Allen Jensen, battalion nounced th is week th a t Xmas applicants must pay one-half of stitute is located at Madison, A Pair of Corporals Were
commander, graduated from the gifts for A rm y personnel over- the total cost for text material Wis.
Busy During Retreat
A Hopkinsville, Ky., soldier'
University of Utah in 1937, then ( seas m ust In- mailed I »-tween
appointed to the United States Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 to assure
Cpy. William G. Johnson, ^
Military Academy in West Point, delivery.
Det. 11th Gp., was signally hon-
The dates for gifts to Navy
and upon graduation was assign men
■ ored last Friday upon his selec-
overseas were fixed at
ed to a post in Hawaii. He re Sept. 15 to Nov. 1.
! tion as “general’s orderly” when
mained there until Nov. 1942
There are some periods in a
Do your shopping early!
Dead center bulls-eyes by Brig. Gen. Clarence J. Sturde-
when he returned to the States
man's life when you just have trainees of the 1st platoon, A-52, vant was honored at a retreat
and became executive officer of Army Chaplains Serve on to take it. Now we are an in cost their commander, Lt. A1 parade by the 11th Gp. troops.
the 31st Engr. Tng. Bn. at Ft. All Global Fighting Fronts tegral part of a great civilian Willis merely 14 cases of beer, or
Bill stood in rear of the re
Leonard Wood. Mo. He arrived
Many chaplains already have Army. You have been accus roughly 35 bucks. But it was viewing line, firmly holding a
at Abbot May 15.
red guidon with a single silver
given their lives for perform tomed to a free society where a worth it!
The 56th is a component unit ance beyond the call of duty. man can speak his mind. Now
Faring not so hot in their pre star.
Of the 12th Engr. Tng. Gp.
T/5 Wayne Appel, Hq. ERTC.
Post Chaplain William H. An you are restricted. There is no liminary firing, Lt. Willis had an
Company commanders include drew said in a radio broadcast way around this except to realize idea. “If this outfit shows im was Col. Besson’s jeep driver
(A) Capt. W. H. Zwick; (B) over KBND on the regular that the Army is not a debating provement, practices hard, and during the colorful review.
Capt. S. M. Lane, (C) Lt. John Camp Abbot hour Wednesday society and never can be. Com really does some expert shoot
mand cannot be distributed;'it ing during record squeezing. I’ll
Griffin, and (D) Capt. W. H. night.
"They are at the front, they must be centralized. While you buy the 3.2 and you can drink Let's G o to C hu rch
are in the hospital, they am with are here it is best to learn to it.”
(Post Chapel is Bldg. 208 on
the commandos, paratroopers, accept orders. It may seem like
HIGH s< HOOL M. R. s
Last Monday night the boys Group Ave., near Center Street.)
INSTRUM ENTS TO HOSPITAL
had a sudsfest in rear of the
JEWISH SERVICES: Post
fend our Democracy by an army 52nd Bn. Hq. and everyone had
The problem of obtaining in ing their best," he said.
Chapel, Friday at 1930.
struments for members of the NO SHORTSTOPS, PLEASE!
CATHOLIC SERVICES: Until
orders. Sd for the duration be Foschi emceed the show. Pvts.
newly-organized Station Hos
"When in Wacland, do as the
notice Mass will be said
pital orchestra was solved, at Waes do,” will lx- the motto of a good soldier! You will appreci Cota and Madrid strummed their Sunday at 1630 at the Post
least temporarily, this week the women of the Guild, wom
when the school board of the en’s service club of the Episco ers fought for by enduring their person at the G. I. clambake,
L. D. S. SERVICE: At Chapel
Bend High school agreed to pal church of Bend, who will en trials. And you won’t be un sang in his best baritone voice No. 1225, 11th Gp. Chapel Sun
lend the soldier-musicians a joy army mess for the first time
day at 1500.
number of the school’s hand and tonight as guests of the Wac have to learn what Paul means plenty of mitt-noise by his car
when he says, “I have learned bon copying Jolson’s epic, "Son
Dot. SCU 1973.
how to be content in whatever ny Boy,” finishing with an as Post Chapel at 1000 and 1930.
STATION HOSPITAL: Serv
state I have found myself.” And sortment of funny Sam Lapidus
ices at 1030, Red Cross room.
as soldiers and officers of this stories.
CA1BOUC CHOIR PRAC
SUBSCRIPTION great Army of the United States,
In Post Chapel Thursday
we can also say with Paul.
file Abbot ENGINEER can be sent to the home front for “We're marching forward,” in
PROTESTANT CHOIR PRAC
13 weeks at a cost of 50 cents, or 26 weeks for $1. If you wish the right spirit.
TICE: Post Chapel, Wednesday
the ENGINEER sent home, fill out this blank, enclose money
f°r.wL;lrtl via Messags Center or U. S. mails to: Abbot
Camp Abbot’s first Wac se at 1930.
ENGINEER, Public Relations Office, Camp Abbot, Oregon. SIGN SERVICE REVEALED
BIBLE CLASS, Post Chapel,
Besieged with requests for in lected to attend OSC at Ft.
door and outdoor signs, post Des Moines, Iowa, is T. 5 Ruth Monday at 1930.
authorities today announced that M. Strawn, 23-year-old former
SPECIAL SERVICES: Serv
Publications section will design Los Angeles county recreation ices for 55th Bn. (quarantined)
and paint signs to identify offi-; al playground supervisor.
in Post Chapel. 1830 Sunday.
ces. branches and sections on
for 56th Bn. (quaran
When You've Read it—Please tined*, same time, place to be
wood will be painted by the Post
Pass The ENGINEER AROUND. announced in DIB.
Rules d i e d for Enrollm ent
In G . I Learn-by-M ail S c h o o l
G. I. Cinema Sets
New B. O. Record
Lt. Willis' Bargain
Costs 35 Bucks
T/5 Ruth Strawn
Chosen for O C S