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About Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 27, 1943)
F rid a y , A ug ust 27, 1943
By C-52 Unit
A B B O T E N G IN E E R
HI FELLOW S
Post Photo Mag
The first issue of PANORAM,
Camp Abbot picture magazine
published by Dale Vincent. Post
photographer, was distributed to
Post Exchanges Saturday and, at
the last report, was selling so
rapidly exchange officials ex
pressed the belief it would be
necessary to order additional
copies before the end of the
Several pages of the initial is
sue are devoted to a ponton
party held by the 51st Battalion
and members of the Wac com
pany, and many to training activ-
ties such as bridge building, run
ning the obstacle course and
ranger training. A two-page
spread contains unusual "shots”
of the Camp Abbot band. Also
featured are high ranking o ffi
cers of the Post, departments of
the Station Hospital, the Mili
tary Police Company and the
51st, 52nd, and 53rd Battalions.
Attractively printed in offset,
the magazine will be published
monthly and distributed through
post exchanges. Purchase price
is 35 cents.
By Pvt. Sheldon Flynn
(52nd Bn. Correspondent)
The W o lf
Weight lifting made its debut
at Camp Abbot last week when
strongmen of the 52nd Battalion
vied in the three Olympic lifts
at the battalion’s newly con
structed athletic arena.
Acting as coach and tutor, Maj.
Lawrence J. Fuller, f o r m e r
weight lifting champion at the
United States Military Academy
at West Point, explained to train
ees the three Olympic styles of
weight lifting—the “two arm
military press,” the “two arm
snatch" and the “ two arm clean
A six-man team from Com
pany C won the event lifting a
total of 1990 pounds. Other
scores were Co. A, 1365 pounds;
Co. D, 1235 pounds and Co. B,
Champions in the divisions:
Pvts. R. L. Miller of Co. C, fly
weight; R. A. Depeneda, Co. C,
The o4th Battalion came into
featherweight; L. E. Schumaker,
its own in the entertainment 52nd Golf Tourney Title
Co. A, lightweight; A1 Dias, Co.
! field last Friday night when it To Be Decided Sunday
C, middleweight, and B. A. Har-
presented a variety show con-
Pvt. Joe Saunders of Company
nois, Co. D, light-heavyweight.
1 sisting of vocal and instrumen- B defeated Pvt. J. E. Ogrin of
W. R. Goodman, Co. B, and C.
Flatgraff, Co. D, tied for honors
t tai selections, tap dancing and Co. A two up in match play last
Sunday to enter the final round
in the heavyweight class.
Here's Jean Arthur, the best
in the 52nd Battalion golf tour
High lift of the program was the editors could do this time,
Included in the diversified pro- nament.
A plan which will permit first
performed by Pvt. Dias, who but we’ve arranged to get your
year ROTC advanced course stu 1 gram was a vocal solo by Pvt.
Ogrin had his opponent three
hoisted 200 pounds. At the re pin-up girls, we hope.
dents to leave Camp Abbot on H. A # Brown of Company C; a down at the halfway point, but
quest of trainees. Major Fuller
completion of their basic train j duet by Pvts. D. S. Harvel, slipped behind the long-driving
duplicated the feat.
ing and return to college pend guitarist, and T. L. Ramsey, vio Massachusetts pro in the ho ne
ing the occurence of vacancies linist, both of Co. D; a duet by trek. Pvt. Saas of Co. D default
in officer candidate schools has Pvts. R. C. Calleros, saxophon ed to Pvt. Walby of Co. C.
C omposing punchy epith
been approved by the War De ist, and Private Harvel; tap num
Saunders will meet Walby at
ets and war slogans is a hob
bers by Pvt. H. Gerrard of Co. the Bend Country Club Sunday
by of Maj. Arthur Davidson,
Soldiers returning to college C; a tumbling act by Pvt. J. E. to determine the battalion cham
Speedball, the latest in GI
post director of inspections.
will be under supervision of Hammett of Co. D, and Spanish pion.
sports, has been introduced at
For more than a year, while
Army Specialized Training Di songs (in Spanish) by a septet
Camp Abbot, as part of the
serving as conunandant of
vision and will be given further from Cos. A and C.
training program. Its supporters
the Los Angeles Induetlon
academic instruction designed to
In addition. Private Harvel Lt. Hopkins Named
claim it is the fastest of all
Station No. 2, Major David
make them more useful officers. played several guitar solos, in Post Athletic Officer
games— and they are not far
son eoined a daily terse ex
Second year advanced ROTC cluding an original composition
Lt. Stephen D. Hopkins, for
pression for the station's
students awaiting assignment to entitled “Mr. Moon#”
mer Special Service officer tor
The game consists of the fast
OCS and those who do not elect
Musical selections were pre the 11th Engineer T r a i n i n g
est features of football, basket
Here are samples:
to return to college may be used sented by the Camp Abbot dance Group, has boon assign«! to ihe
ball and soccer. It can only be
"Herr Hitler has fired his
as ERTC instructors to provide orchestra, directed by S Sgt. Post Special Service Office as
played by men in tip-top shape.
astrologer and stopped his
them with additional experience. Jack Hayes.
assistant to Lt. V. G. Henderson,
It has kicking and runnings as
star gazing. He claims Ills
Pvt. L. L. Lennox of Co. A, Post Special Service officer. Lt.
Ultimately, all qualified ROTC
in football: heading, dribbling
astrologer double-c r o s s e d
students will be assigned to OCS. was master of ceremonies and Hopkins will supervise Post ath
and trapping as in soccer and
him. And thosp stars he has
Pvt. J. R. Scruggs, talent scout. letic activities.
throwing and guarding as in
l>een gazing at have all turn
The program was sponsored by
ed Into SHOOTING STARS,
Lt. Stephen D. Hopkins, 11th
Follow A . R. W hen W ritin g Group Special Service Officer. SERVICE CO. W IN S
According to skimpy reports
marked ’MADE IN USA'.
on hand, the game may be play
The Service Company softball
Enlisted personnel of Camp
“ Hitler has one more big
ed by 11 men or more. The pace,
team chalked up a 6 to 0 victory
Abbot were warned by the Ad
push to make— pushing up
as may be guessed, is little short
SET NEW O. B. RECORD
in a contest against the Medical
ministration Division this week
daisies somewhere in Ger
Company B of the 52nd Bat Detachment contingent Monday
to discontinue immediately the
Missing from the data on hand
practice of writing to high o f talion last week wrested an ob night. Highlight of the cont. st
are the rules which would keep
ficials of the government and stacle course record from Com was a homerun by Cpl. Donald
such a mongrel sport from be Woes Will Wear New
the commanding general of the pany A by running the course in Tucker. The Medics threatened
coming the perfect donneybrook. Campaign Ribbon
Ninth Service Command re seven minutes, 19 seconds with on several occasions only to he
Reports indicate the game is
pack, 20 seconds faster than the stopped by the tricky hurling of
Members of the WAC who re questing release from the army
Pfc. Saul i Lofty i Maslan.
rough to say the least.
Company A mark.
enlist in the corps will be elig
ible for campaign ribbons simi
lar to those worn by service men, activities. Several such offenses
Medics Stage Rally to
the War Department has an- have been noted here recently,
Down A-52 Unit
despite the fact that the practice
The Medical Detachment soft-
The first ribbon will be of pale violates army regulations.
Any vacancies of t h i s type
ball team handed a contingent green rayon moire with gold
"For the duration and six considerations” which the rcp< it
from the Fourth Platoon of Com edges at each end. At the end of open to military personnel will months” may slip into the dis said would influence demobili
pany A, 52nd Battalion, an eight the war, ribbons w ill be replaced be given wide publicity here at card if a form of “ selective serv zation wen* (lies«':
the appropriate time, the Ad ice in reverse” recently recom
to one drubbing last Friday.
1. The continuing need of he
by service medals.
Half the Medics’ runs were
By virtue of their full army ministrative Division pointed out. mended by the Conference on country for preservation of a< iv-
made in a fifth-inning rally. The status, WACs are expected to be
Post War Readjustment receives ed security.
52nd showed signs of coming eligible for heroism awards N O T A R Y PU B LIC ON POST
2 Availability of transport fa
presidential and congressional
back in the seventh and final soon, it was said.
sanction, according to an article cilities.
ing the services of a notary pub
frame, scoring all three of their
3. The ability of the nation to
in the Army Times. The system
lic for official business may con
funs before they could be re
would determine who is most assimilate returning veterans
worthy to receive his discharge into civilian life and the organi
Griffin, hurler for the Medics, P ro tective Measures Here ian employe, at the Officer Per papers first.
zation of facilities by the serv
Organization of a Safety sonnel Branch between 0800 and
gave up eight hits against 10 for
Included in the Conference's ices to carry out the gigantic
Council composed of three o ffi
Davis, 52nd moundsman.
report to the president was a task of demobilizing millions of
cers and a civilian employe was will be charged for official busi
policy which would speed men.
announced by Col. Frank S. Bes ness. Those desiring notary ser
up and smooth out the program | Another determining factor in
son. post commander, this week.
ERTC Boxers Hope to
of demobilization. The president demobilization would be the ne
Score Cleor-Cut Victory Named to the council were Maj. ’phone Miss Henrichs, Ext. 42, has indicated he intends to in cessity of maintaining a laige
C. C. Hull. Capt. M. P. Coover. and make an appointment for
To lig h t Return Engagement
corporate the policy formed by military force overseas and ihe
A return engagement between Capt. W. R. Merchant and Mr. the lunch hour. Regular fees will the committee in recommending ability of this nation to make re
boxers of the ERTC here and a J. G. Jones, civilian.
placements in foreign s e r v i c e .
legislation to congress this fall.
Council members wiH study-
Signal Corps unit participating
In its report, the Conference The report added, however, tnat
in the Central Oregon maneuv safety recommendations made
Personnel of the Post Ex also pointed out that even two there will be a number of men
ers is scheduled at Camp Abbot recently by safety consultant of
change council recently named years after hostilities ceased it still in training when the war
includes Col. Aubrey H. Bond, could be expected that 2,500,000 ends and many of these may be
In contests with Signalmen at plan protective measures against
L. H. Hail. Lt. Col. Adrian already would have been re willing to iriridin in the service
Lava Butte recently, Camp Ab accidents on the post. A monthly
if given an opportunity to go
H. Williams and Maj. M. J. leased.
bot soldiers won two fights, lost
two and tied in another.
Thespians From 54th Score Hit
With Unit's First Variety Show
Back to College
To Sports List
War Slogans, Post
Reversed Selective Service
May Muster Out Servicemen