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Friday, July 23, 1943
A B B O T E N G IN E E R
Double Portion of ERTC Rookies
Self Aid Instruction Taught Here
By Bend Elks
Civic, Fraternal and
Church Groups Aid
In Red Cross Campaign
The 55th Engr. Tng. Bn. day
room has taken on a home-like
atmosphere with ihe arrival of
the first of two shipments of
furnishings, donated by the Elks
Lodge in Bend.
— You bet, he is!
wouldn’t be after seeing this pair of future combat engineers,
Pvt. Harry Bagley, left, of C-54 and his brother, Harvey of D-54.
Cpl. John Abrahamson, roving cadre, now attached to D-54
makes with the perplexed pan. (ENGINEER Photo by Hahn.
an act that's gory.
By Cpl. John Abrahamson
(Kovinj? Cadre I)-54)
“ One turned out to be the
< F d itor's N o te : This in a new departure
in reportin g a feature story. The author,
others twin, and followed me to
t amp A bbot’ s u n o fficia l poet laureate,
w ho found the “ scoop.” turned in his the new outfit I’m in. Believe it
yarn in his favorite style— poetry. Here
it is !)
or not, this is all true, so what-
"While working in the 51st,
with a G. I. named Bagley I was inhell can a puzzled corporal
cursed. We finished off a five do?”
week course, and from this G. I.
Unlyrical sidelights on the
I was divorced. Another com Bagley peas-in-a-pot episode.
pany I now am in, when in They were born 20 minutes
walks this G. I. with a silly grin. apart on Sept. 17, 1922, in Gilbey,
I thought I’d left him far behind, S. D. Harvey is married and
and once and for all had him off lived in Everett, Wash. Harry
my mind. I ’ll make it short and is a bulldozer operator. Both
end this story, before I commit love Camp Abbot.
IS THE CORPORA!, PUZZLED?
"SU N N Y DAZE" Band Concert in
Bend City Park
It was a rainbow that made Set for Sunday
B Y P V T . M A R Y “ S U N N Y ” C R A IIA M
(Special Service O ffic e )
me dream! A rainbow that half-
haloed the skies in the pink haze
of Tuesday evening . . . it had
yellow for a sun suit, blue for a
street dress, lavender for a
housecoat, and g r e e n pale
green -for a diaphanous danc
ing dress with deep purple pan
sies woven into a bracelet and
ring, and pink for the flush on
cheeks of a girl who is happy . . .
So today I am not a sold ier-
today I am a petulant female;
I dreamed last evening of danc
ing in a white formal and there
were flowers in my hair —shiny
blonde tresses brushing my
shoulders like it used to . . .
the scent of gardenias and
sparkle of rhinestones on my
What a shock to awaken to
find the SMELL of Menthola-
tum (worn by the bunkmate)
and only GI flannel on my arm!
Well, I can scream, can’t I?
A jingle w e n t through my
mind the other day at mess;
In an idyllic setting on the
banks of the Deschutes river in
the heart of Bend’s City park,
the Camp Abbot ERTC band,
under direction of Warrant Of
ficer Charles S. Spalding will
present the first in a series of
open-air band concerts Sunday
from 1630 to 1800.
The 25 soldier-musicians will
play a variety type program—
“ pop” melodies, light classics
and several “long hair” or mas
ter compositions. Lasting an
hour, the concert is being pre
sented following a request by
the Bend USO to provide such
entertainment for the influx of
Abbot soldiers and troops par
ticipating in 4th Army maneu
Bend's city management is co
operating with the USO and the
Post Special Service Office in
staging the concert. Women of
the Methodist Church will serve
Mr. Robert E. Burleigh, a ma
“ I f M a ry had a little la m b
jor in the Oregon State Guard,
It Mire would n e v e r do
To keep him o n a ny a r m y pout
Central Oregon Bn. in Bend, will
T a u t f he d be a r m y atew . .
Why is it some soldiers look be the principal speaker in the
so nice in their uniforms—clean band stand.
and spic -and s o m e untidy.
There's no All which says uni NEW P. O. ADDITIONS
forms can’t be pressed and shoes To expedite handling of mail in
camp, a new loading platform
shined, is there?
and addition to the existing
There were oak leaves on the structure, neared completion
maneuvei man's shoulders and I this week.
wondered if his eyes bothered
him . . . they sure did me!
Let Your Buddy Read The EN- ¡
C.INEER After You've Finished, j
A Jap general rad« forw ard.
“ I b a r « (he honor, your Im perial Iliffh-
nean. to announce a great vietory,” he said.
“ V ery well. I.o and congratulate your
“ So aorry. There are none le ft.”
M ele Call
e O O D MORN I NO, ”
AIR. 6ISH/ LACE,
I 'D L lk E YOU TO
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Included in the initial ship
ment, the first of its type sup
plied by any Bend organization, i FIRST AID KIT IS A G. I.’S BEST P A I^ This group of D-53
trainees and cadre are shown staging an almost realistic dem
were overstuffed and straight-
onstration to emphasize the importance of first aid and self ’
back chairs, a settee, two writ-
aid instruction. Cpl. Olin C. Knight is the “ patient” while Cpl.
i ing desks, a large table, floor
Peter Ryzanych, left, and Cpl. Joseph E. Ehrman adminster aid * 1
under a canopy formed by a blanket and two sticks. (ENGIN
lamps, book cases and ash trays.
EER Photo by Hahn.)
Additional furnishings, including
two settees, will be supplied by
Information recently receiv stress fundamental procedures
the lodge soon, members of the ed from theaters of operation to control hemorrhage, protect
organization’s day room commit has resulted in incoritorating wounds and combat shock.
Application of self-aid will be
five important first aid rules in
Furnishings were delivered by the Camp Abbot ERTC sched emphasized in all training sched
Mr. Don O. Conner, a member of ules, post authorities announced ules. First aid instruction and
the committee and Freightways today.
terminology will be reduced to
agent, and accepted on behalf of
Abbotmen will become thor simplest and most essential as
the battalion by Lt. Wayne B. oughly conversant with the con pects.
Leitzell, 12th Gp. Special Service tents of their first aid kit with
Trainees will learn the tech
emphasis on the use of the nique of applying tourniquets,
Dedication of the day room “sulfa” drugs. Instruction will when to be applied and cautions.
will be held when the additional
furnishings arrive. Among those
Monday, from 1600 to 2200, Mr.
participating in the ceremony
Dale Vincent, post photographer,
will be Mr. Louis Hillis, exalted
ruler of the local lodge.
Specializing in portrait pic
ERTC trainees in the 11th and tures at nominal prices, the
Members of the Elks day room
c o m m i t t e e are Mr. Walter 12th Gps. are wearing a new studio is able to deliver fin is h ^ »
Emard, chairman; Mr. Hillis, style G. I. headgear—steel hel products within 10 days after tl^ ,
Mr. Bert Zufelt, Mr. Ralph
mets—in preparation for routine lensman says, “ Okay, bub, watch
Adams and Mr. Conner.
the birdie!” Experienced crafts
The Deschutes county camp overhead machine gun fire train men are employed and pictures
and hospital committee, in co- , ing.
are enclosed in attractive folders
Five hundred helmets were re
operation with the American Red
bearing the imprint of “Camp
Cross, conducted the drives in
Abbot.” No appointments are re
Bend and nearby towns to pledge Command, Fort Douglas, Utah quired, Mr. Vincent added.
equipment for Camp Abbot day and distributed to future com
rooms and recreation halls, said bat engineers by the Trainingj
Mr. Ben Hamilton, committee Division, according to Lt. Col. C. Bishop Remington to Hold
chairman. Mr. Frank J. Dunning J. Douglas, Director, to accus
is the camp Red Cross field tom rookies to wearing bucket Protestant Service Sunday
Bishop T. E. Remington, Epis
helmets when they hit combat
copal Bishop of eastern Oregon,
will visit Camp Abbot Sunday
and occupy the pulpit for Protes
tant services at 1000 in the
Post Chapel, said Post Chaplain
A photography studio has been William H. Andrew.
(Continued From Page One)
Following the service, at I f f A
opened in rear of Bldg. 214 for
adlibbing— strictly on-the-beam the convenience of Camp Abbot Bishop Remington will conduct
laughter and swell entertain personnel, open daily, except Episcopal communion service.
ment. Besides, many original
songs and parodies will be intro
duced by a band and line of
“ Wackies In Khakis.”
Abbotmen and Wacs interest
ed in trying out for various roles
Two Shows Nightly— 1830-2030: Malince, Sundays at 1400
are requested to show up at the
FRIDAY, .JULY 23— “ HIT THE ICE” with Abbott & Costello,
All-Purpose rec hall on Thurs
vocalovely Ginny Simms, Johnny Long’s band; “Doctors at
day at 1930. Lt. Wayne B. Leit
War" and newsreel.
zell, 12th Gp. S. S. O. is in charge
SATURDAY, July 24—“PRIORITIES ON PARADE" with
of the show.
Johnnie Johnston, Ann Miller, Betty Rhodes. "Memories of
Australia” ; Looney Tunes, and Person Oddities, (Revival)
ERTC Rookies Get
"Castles 0' Fun"
Opens in Camp
SUNDAY and MONDAY, July 25-26—“BACKGROUND TO
DANGER” With George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Green-
street; “This is America,” and news.
Officers’ personal laundry is
now being processed in the new
ly-opened Camp Abbot laundry.
Securely fastened either in pack
ages or barracks bags, laundry
will be accepted daily, except
Sunday, from 1000 to 1800 at the
front entrance. The work re
quires approximately five days.
TUESDAY, July 27—"APPOINTMENT IN BERLIN” With
George Sanders and Marguerite Chapman. “ Popular Science” ;
Looney Tunes, Sports Parade.
WEDNESDAY— (DOUBLE FEATURE)— July 28—“YANKS
AHOY” with William Tracy, Joe Sawyer; “ Billy the Kid in
\ \ «‘stern C yclo n e ” with Buster Crabbe, AI St. John.
THURSDAY, July 29— “STORMY WEATHER” with Bill
“ Bonjangles” Robinson. Lena "Cabin in the Sky” Home, Cab
Calloway’s band, Fats Waller’s boogie beatmen. Latest issue
March of Time, and newsreel.
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