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About Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 6, 1943)
Friday, August 6, 1943
Davis Tosses Two
Wins; Flag in Bag
Two Gam es
Over the Ruhr
Sunday H ere
A baseball game between the
(am p Abbot team and a IV
Corps Medical unit squad and
the championship playoff in the
1‘ost softball tournament will
highlight the camp’s week-end
recreation program. The mixed
double header is scheduled for
1330, Sunday on the Post dia
In the baseball fracas, Camp
Abbot will be up against a team
which has been organized for
two years and was running sec
ond in a league championship
before coming here for maneu
vers. T, 5 Eddie Zganjar is man
ager of the “ Pill Rollers.”
The championship softball
contest will be between the 52nd
Engr. Tng. Bn. and the winner
of a four-team playoff, scheduled
Wednesday night just after the
Abbot ENG INEER’S deadline.
Service Company, the only un
defeated unit in the group at the
time of the playoff was schedul
ed to meet the Supply Company
and the Medical Detachment the
56th Battalion. The meeting be
tween the latter two squads was
t l^ r second, the Medics having
d the battalion 7
In other contests this week,
the 56th Bn. defeated the Mili
tary Police Company, 14 to 3,
and the Service Company de
feated the Medics 6 to 2 and the
MP Company 23 to 3. Motor
Company team was eliminated
from the tournament Wednes
day when it forfeited a game
with the Medical Detachment.
The 52nd Battalion team was
selected this week in intra-bat
"Tiny" Is Towering
buddies call him “ Tiny” —
a rank misnomer for Pvt. Wil
liam D. Nooner, Supply Co.
ERTC, who tips the beams at a
mere 285 pounds and towers
only 6 ft. 4’/2 ins.—that’s “ Tiny.”
Native of Glendale, Calif.,
“ Tiny” played frosh football for
U. of Southern California last
fall, winning his block numeral
and was regarded as a potential
Despite his Paul Bunyanesque
dimensions, he is an agile athlete
and popular among his fellow
soldier-engineers in training.
16-Team Softball Tourney
Slated to Begin Tuesday
Delayed until reorganization
was effected in Hqs. units, the
athletic section of the Post
Special Service Office plans to
sponsor a 16-team softball tourn-
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A softball team composed
of members of the second
squad of the Fourth Platoon
of Co. A defeated a Co. D
team 30 to 8 and 11 to 5 in a
doubleheader program Sun-
| day to win the 52nd Bn. cham
pionship and become battalion
l representative in the Post
The winning team began its
assault from the opening gun,
scoring five runs in the first
inning. Biggest inning was
the fifth when they brought
in 16 runs to put the game on
ice. Winning pitcher in both
contests was Davis. Hitting
honors in the second contest
went to Proctor of Co. A, who
scored two home runs.
By War Relief
Capt. Billy Southworth, Jr. com
mander of Flying Fortress
based in England, wears St.
Louis Cardinal cap while blast
ing Axis targets. Lucky head-
piece was given young South-
worth by his father following
world series last fall
52nd Sports Fame
Board Ready for
Listings in Hall
Topped o ff by its biggest jack
pot yet, baseball has come with
in shouting distance of the half-
million-dollar war relief bullseye
Commissioner K. M. Landis pre
dicted it would hit.
The war relief program pro
duced an estimated $185,000
from 166,715 paying members of
Gus Fan’s family. This sum, to
gether with the $147,391 realized
from the first eight-game War
Relief day, June 30, and the
$115,-175 from the all-star game,
which went to the Bat-and Ball
Fund, made up a package of
$445,952 for the war effort.
The top turnouts yesterday
were at Pittsburgh, where 29,-
585 contributed abou‘ $35,000 to
see the Pirates pummel the New
York Giants, and in New York,
where 27,281, also chipping in
with approximately $35,000, saw
the Cleveland Indians clout the
At Chicago, the Cubs downed
the Dodgers twice for the enter
tainment of 25,735, who paid
$29,733.55 to see it happen. St.
Louis, in the National League
and Washington, Boston and
Philadelphia in the American
were the other host towns.
The 52nd Engr. Tng. Bn. will
see that its sports and train
ing program champions don’t
go unsung. Two large boards
with spaces for names and
records established in virtual
ly every sport except bubble
dancing and channel swim
ming have been installed in
the unit’s recreation hall.
A dearth of space prevents
publication of a detailed de
scription of the board's con
tents, but a few events listed
are softball, weight lifting,
obstacle course, rifle, track
and field, volleyball, fisticuffs,
Fifty soldiers from Camp Ab
checkers, and chess, wrist bot have arrived at the Engr.
turning, push-ups, pull ups Unit Tng. Center, Camp Sutton,
and hand wrestling.
N. C., to form a portion of the
cadre of the newly-activated in
ament opening next Tuesday stallation, camp authorities an
A feature of the meet is the
This was the first time ex-Ab-
entry of a Wac team. Outfits botmen, in a large group, have
pitted against the soldierettes been transferred to fit the roles
will bat left-handed—that’s the of cadremen. 1/Sgt. Erving E.
only ruling favoring the fem Curphey, formerly of B-54, was
in charge of the movement.
Teams will represent the Ser
Fort Belvoir, Va., and Fort
vice, Supply, MP, Medical and Leonard Wood, Mo., also furnish
Motor companies. Detailed in ed a representative number of
structions will be forwarded to cadre.
respective companies over the
weekend, said Sgt. Roy L. Rider,
T A K IN G NO C H A N C E S
' ‘W h e w ’i the first s e i* e *n t? ”
“ He’s down at the butls hanging him-
New Camp Cadre
Bonds Buy Bullets!
s e lf? ’*
“ Did von cut him dow n?’*
“ N o p e! He wasn’ t dead y e t !’*
by Milton Caniff. Creator of Terry and the Pirates"
"Let’s get a little sun!’’
On Rifle Range
As Bullets Rain
W ill Trek Course
With machine gun bullets
Nine key officers in charge
of administration, training and streaming overhead, trainees of
other departments at Camp Ab the 51st Engr. Tng. Bn. will
bot recently demonstrated their “crawl” over the Camp Abbot
skill on the rifle range by quali- infiltration course Saturday —
flying 100 per cent. Five won an first group of future combat En
experts’ rating, two as sharp gineers to get a taste of making
progress under actual shell fire.
shooters, and two, marksmen.
Last Thursday evening, a
Highest score was made by
Maj. LeCompte Joslin, super 1 number of ERTC officers trav
visor of the Weapons Branch, ersed the course amid a rain of
who rang up 191. Lt. Paul S. live ammunition, hugging the
King, of the Tng. Div. was sec ground as they inched their way
ond with 187, and Lt. Col. Mer over numerous obstacles.
The overhead course is located
rill A. Pimentel, director, Sup
ply and Service Div., third with in vicinity of the 1000 inch
181. Other experts were Maj. course. Every outfit on the post,
Russell D. Turrill, director, Per will tour the uniquely-designed
sonnel Division, and Capt. Thom trenches and pits.
as M. Huber, assistant execu
tive officer, who tied with 180.
Sharpshooters were Col. L. II.
Hall, executive secretary, and
Maj. Paul L. Diedeker, director,
Plans for establishing a moLaie
Administrative Division, -with library system which will enat le
172 and 169, respectively.
soldiers to obtain books from
Marksmen were Maj. Fred their recreation halls were an
erick J. Landenberger, assistant nounced by Miss Caroline Pad
director Supply and Service Di dock, post librarian, today.
vision, with 162 and Lt. Col.
Thirty book cabinets designed
Clarence J. Douglas, director, to serve as both crates and book
Tng. Div., with 160.
cases will be distributed to i< c-
Eighty-two officers and seven reation halls probably next week.
warrant officers will fire for Three of the cabinets containing
record August 15, Col. Douglas approximately 35 books each will
announced. Record firing also is be allottrd per unit. These will
scheduled soon for all non-com be interchanged by recreation
missioned officers of the first hall supervisors once each month,
assuring each unit a fresh sup
four grades in the ERTC.
ply of books at all times.
Some 4,000 books collected in
the Victory Book Campaign will
Play-off between squads of the be used in the mobile libraly
51st, 53rd and 51th and 55th program. Others will be available
Engr. Tng. Bns. to determine at the 11th Engineer Traint >g
organization softball champs Group library on Group avenue
will get under way next Tues pending completion of the Po-.t
day. Teams are again reminded Library.
to either phone or mail via Mes
sage Center results to the EN
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A 12-hour reduction in tran«-
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destined for eastern Unit'd
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adoption of a new mail sch e d u le ,
who bin t attired in a fatigue uniform.
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