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Friday, August 6, 1943
ERTC Band Waxes Catholic Priest
Canned Gl Calls Arrives for Duty
Members of the Camp Abbot
A scholarly Catholic priest is
band who for the past two the newest addition to the Camp
months have been roused from Abbot Chaplain’s Corps.
sleep early to play a pre-reveil
He is 1/Lt. Camille J. B. Chas-
le serenade soon will be awak se of Biddeford, Me., who has
ened by their own music, been named chaplain of the 12th
“broadcast” from recordings Engr. Tng. Co. A graduate of
over the camp's public address the Franciscan Studium in Mon-
real, Canada, he occupied a pul
A 10-minute song program pit for the past nine years. He
consisting of popular selec also was an instructor in the St.
tions, theme songs of Engi Frances High School in the
neer T r a i n i n g Battalions, Maine city. He will celebrate his
marches and bugle calls was first mass next Sunday at 0900
recorded by Station KBXD in in the Post Chapel, and conduct
a general service at 1830 in the
"Broadcast” of the selections, I 12th Gp. chapel for soldiers in
many of which are special ar 1 quarantine.
rangements by Warrant Offi giiniiiiniiiiiitiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiitfiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiii|iiiiii(ii|
cer Charles S. Spalding, di
rector, is scheduled as soon as
a suitable record attachment
for the public address system
can be obtained.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY FOR ALL UNITS ON THE POST
Founded May 21, 1943
A weekly newspaper published by and for the military personnel o f Camp
Abbot, Oregon, under supervision o f the Post Special Service branch. A ll editorial
matter pertaining to Camp Abbot is available for general release and reprint in
other publications. A ll articles represent personal opinions and are not official
news unless specifically credited to the War Department.
A ll editorial matter should be directed to the "Abbot Engineer,” Post Hqs.
Annex, Bldg. 202. Telephone Ext. 8.
Copies of this official poet newspaper distributed free to camp personnel. Sub
scription to the public, by m ail: fO cents for three months: six months, $1; one
Thu ENGINEER receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper Service, War
Dep’t., 205 E. 42nd St., N. Y. C. Credited material may not be republished without
permission from Camp Newspaper Service.
1st. Lieut. V. G. Henderson................... Director, Special Services
1st. Lieut. Wayne B. Leitzell ... 12th Group, Special Service Officer
2nd Lt. S. D. Hopkins......... 11th Group, Special Service Officer
Sgt. Morrie C. Guss..............................................Editor-in-Chief
T/4 George S. F l y .......................................................... Editorial Associate
Pvt. Mary Graham.......................................................... Feature Activities
Pvt. Richard Shearin ....................................Editorial Associate
Sgt. Roy L. R id e r.......................................... Sports Coordinator
Cpl. Harlan L. Weeks..........................Hq. ERTC Correspondent
By Post Chaplain Wiljiani H.
Photography and art work by Publications, Engineer Re
c h a m p io n -
placement Training Center, Camp Abbot, Oregon.
“ We shall not settle for less than —^
a 1 1
Many soldiers ask whether the
was . President — r- - . . . . . . ■ . ..v w v .
services at an army chanel are
Roosevelt’s answer to any Ital-
„ „ „ ....
p , ,
ian attempts to get out of the
Offering all phases of soldier any different from those back
war as a 4<ncutralM when Camp comfort the Rod Cross rocroa-
^ the churches and syna-
a" d „the rf s;. of tion room in Station Hospital re- g0^ues- The answer is that they
tho world hoard his recent fire*
. 1 1
are Quite similar At fam n af »
side address to reiterate the Cas- centIy observed its opening by
. T P Ab'
ablanca unconditional surrender screening a moving picture for
. dre 101 tunate to have a
terms and also outlined post-war patients in the auditorium
. Chaplain to represent all three
| Complete furnishings fo r the major faiths Jewish, Catholic,
recreation room 'have not been and Protestant. These Chaplains
received, said Miss Lorraine An- are here to conduct worship and
derson, assistant field director, religious rites for men of every
who is in charge of the Hospital: f aith.
unit. However, the spacious
Three things the Chaplains at
room is ready for use and many Camp Abbot desire: First, they
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convalescents are utilizing the want all the officers and men to
features currently on hand. A feel free to call to see them. The
Probably this is more notable,! assignment,
of the room when com ] chapel doors are never locked,
coining from Britain, at this
How did this expanded Service
be a library which nor are the offices of the Chaty -
time, than elsewhere. Thousands develop? In the camps and train-
Ladies” will as i lains. Second, is that the cha?
of our men have been there for inS centers throughout the coun-
: els be used. They are open day
long months, and in that time1 try, the Personnel Consultant
Miss Anderson, formerly sta- and night for meditation, prayer,
Well Mannered Guests
and reading. No one is ever dis
batlie experience to take the ing the supplementary services ,ioned at Uamp Adair, Ore., is a
The United States is getting
turbed in the quietness of the
edge off inevitable boredom. of a neuropsychiatrist. Simul- £raduate in social work from the
the finest possible kind of pub Thousands of them have had taneously at various p o s t s , University of Minnesota and at chapel. The third is that the men
licity in these war limes, all over
leaves and furloughs which the Personnel Consultant would tended the Red Cross school at and women of the camp express
the world. It lias been know
the same type of religious ac
! would g i v e opportunity for to *be Psychiatrist of the hos- Washington, D. C.
as a place of bounty, as a coun
tivity that they did in their work
hreak-outs, both individually and rcfer these particular problems
try of good living, as a land of
pital at the camp. These prob- opments in psychiatry and for back home.
freedom. Now it is coming very en masse. But still, as General lems were not the usual hospital this reason the neuropsychiatrist
Many sang in the choir, some
rapidly to lie recognized as a Hedrick notes, he has lieen sur
served as cantor, usher, Sunday
luinl which produces real men, prised w i t h I he “remarkably great deal more time than could Service.
school teacher, while others of
and that the spirit of democracy low proportion of general court- be adequately given by the hos
It is the purpose of the Con fered their services willingly in
which iiertains in this country is
sultation Service to anticipate ot^cr capacities. The chapel serv-
not a narrow type hut one which (lie judge advocate general’s of
As a result in these various any emotional conflicts at their *ces here offer the same oppor-
recognizes the rights and privi
earliest possible time in order t'inities. Each person can help
as he notes, not only on the basis camps a Psychiatrist was assign
leges of others.
that treatment may be immed- and *s sincerely invited to par-
From the war areas all over of official records, hut also on which is in no sense a psychia- iately instituted to help the in- ticipate in these services as at
the world come reports of the
dividual soldier so he can make home. A good slogan here :
citizens throughout the Unit- ^ ? lin,iC ,hat deals only with in
excellent behavior of American cal
dividuals who have problems of his utmost contribution to the “Grow spiritually as you grow
troops quartered in those re
There could lie no I letter proof mental illnesses or neurosis.
gions. From Australia, from
Rather, it is a means of dealing
North Africa, from Great Bri that democracy does work. The with individual soldiers’ prob on a grand scale In 1940, classi
tain word lias been sent of the United States will lie famed for lems of training or performance fication as we knew it in 1918
no!ably good conduct of Ameri th«> abundance and excellence of of assigned duties with the pur- was revived with, of course, a
(Post Chapel is Bldg. 208 on
can men who are living their the war material turned out in pose of placing soldiers with number of improvements. Im- Group Ave., near Center Street.)
lives, for the time being, away
l-.andicaps of any nature where portant among these improve-
from the restraints of home con and more lasting will he the feel they can best be of service, or if ments was the establishment of August 6, 1930, 11th Group
ditions. Recently, for instance. ing about the type of democracy necessary prescribe treatment, the Consultation Service. Per- Chapel (Bldg. No. 208).
Brig. Gen. Lawrence II. Hedrick, we are fighting for when it is reassignment or such other dis- sonnel, with professional back-
Sunday, August 8
who has I ms - ii for some time realized that American life and positions as will best meet th e1 ground were selected for the
judge advocate general of Unit "The American Way” does pro needs of the military service and Service, a psychologist as Per Mass at Post Chapel (Bldg. No.
ed Stall's forces in the European duce men who, even in war time, the individual case.
sonnel Consultant, a medical of- 208). Choir rehearsal at 0815.
The Consultation Service is licer as Chief Psychiatrist, and Confessions daily (except Sun
area, went out of his w ay to com are willing to give thought to the
ment on the feeling of the Brit rights and privileges of others extremely important in any in some cases a Red Cross social day and Monday) from 1600—■
w lien t h e y are, in one sense, training camp because through worker. The enlisted men or 2100 in 12th Group Chapel (Bldg.
ish people on this matter, when
guests, in other countries.
this branch it is possible to lo- Wac personnel assigned to the No. 754).
he said that American troops
cate and treat the initial prob unit are trained as psychologists,
stationed in t h e British Isles
1000, Post Chapel (Bldg. No.
have earned the reputation of
Save for Security! Save with lems of the trainees. There is no teachers and clerks.
known test by which it can bo
Lt. Donald D. Fowler is the 2081. 1930, Post Chapel (Bldg.
Is'lng well mannered guests.
Security!— Buy BONDS!
determined whether an individ personnel consultant in Camp No. 208). 1530, L. D. S. 11th
ual is emotionally satisfactory Abbot’s Consultation Service.
Group Chapel (Bldg. No. 1255).
Other personnel include S Sgt.
"Few appreciate the immensity of the task imposed on the for military service except the
GENERAL SERVICES— For
Engineers by the addition of this formidable weapon (airplanes).” test of experience. An individual Robert E. Larson, Sgt. Donald 55th Bn., 1830 in 12th Group.
declared Maj. Gen. Eugene Reybold, Chief of Army Engineers. He who has passed with highest Olsen, T 5 Heral Singleton, T 5 Chapel (Bldg. No. 754). For 56th
said, in part: “ The key to air power are the Engineers who now lay „ radps at
dow n, 111 a few days, airfields which a few years ago would have K
induction centei Abiel Hammond, T 5 Charles Bn., 1930 in 12th Group Chapel
taken months . . . Engineers are still the Arm y’s pioneers . . . The may be a“ ‘ *ctea with some emo- Smith and Cpl. Dorothy Tugwell. (Bldg. No. 754).
addition of modern activities docs not mean that traditional func- tional conflict of which even ho
tions and duties of the Corps are in any way diminished.”
may not be aware and this com-
Catholic Mass at Red Cross
plex only comes to tho surface Three Telephone Centers
Recreation Hall. 1000, Protestant
when his training begins.
Ready for Calls in Camp
Services in Red Cross Recrea
Diseases which are considered
Throe te I e p h o n e centers tion Hall.
strictly changes of organ tissue, (booths to you 1 have been plac-
Week Day Services
such as some forms of rheuma- ed at Camp'Abbot for use *of*per-
Monday. August 9—1930, Bible
The Abbot ENGINEER can be sent to the home front for
tism, septic ulcers, heart disturb- sonnel. They are located in Ex- Study Class in Post Chapel
13 weeks at a cost of 50 cents, or 26 weeks for $1. I f you wish
ances and other apparent or- rhange building T-1257, Group • Bldg. No. 208).
the ENGINEER sent home, fill out this blank, enclose money
and forward via Messags Center or V. S. mails to: Abbot
ganic conditions mav be treated
between 53rd and 54th, tele-
Tuesday, August 10 — 1930
ENGINEER, Public Relations Office, Camp Abbot, Oregon.
through psychiatry, presently
h I I ? ^ u Tfd i n g Catholic Choir Practice, Post
looked upon as part of a larger T -206. telephone number 1159 Chapel (Bldg. No. 208).
Send to ..................... ...................................
cycle in which emotions and and the third in Exchange build*
Wednesday. August 11—1930,
emotional complexes play a ma- ing T-755 on Group between 55th Protestant Choir Practice, Post
and 56th, telephone number 402. Chapel 1 Bldg. No. 208 >.
The Army in general and. En- The Iinc fo,Trls on 'he right G I’s
gineers In particular, have taken y ^ ^
wait*?™ l o £
A word to the spies is suffi
cognizance of these recent devel- ,0 get that call through.
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