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Thursday, Sept. 2, 1943
News from Your
Own Home Town
Bishop, Cal,f. (C N S ) — Mrs.
Patrick K a n e dug up an old
money bolt containing $450 in
her cabbage patch.
September 2, 1943
Chicago (C N S)—Freddy Snite,
the kid in the iron lung, is a
father again. A second son was
born to the famed infantile pa
ralysis victim and Mrs. Snite re
cently. Snite, who has lived in an
iron lung since he was striken in
China years ago, can leave the
mechanical respirator for a half
hour at a time.
O ffic ia l camp newspaper, published w eekly in the interests o f the personnel
o f Camp Abbot, Oregon, under supervision o f the Special Service O fficer. News
m atter pertaining to Camp Abbot is furnished by the Public Relations Branch and
is available for general release.
W ritten contributions, art work and photographs are solicited and should be
directed to the Public Relations Branch, Post Ildus. A nnex, Bldg. 202. Telephone
The A B B O T E N G IN E E R receives m aterial supplied by Camp Newspaper
Service, W ar Dep t , 206 E. 42nd St.. N e w Y ork, N. Y. Credited material may not
be republished without permisión o f Camp Newspaper Service.
Distributed free to camp personnel. Subscription rate to public, by m a il: 50
cents for three m onths; six months, $1.00; one year, $1.50.
Clarenton, Tex. (C N S )— Mrs.
Don Brady found a diamond she
lost last winter in a chicken she
was preparing for dinner.
Entertainment On and Off the Post for Week
Septemlier 2 to September 8
BUILDING 211: Buffet supper. Officers’ Mess, 5 p. m.
“ Learn to Dance Class,” USO Club, Bend, 6 p. m.
Choir Practice, Post Chapel, 6 p. m.
Informal Activities, USO club, Bend, 7:30 p. m.
Informal Activities, USO Club, Bend, 7:30 p. m.
“ Do As You Please Night,” USO Club, Bend.
BIBLE CLASS, Post Chapel, 7:30 p. m.
Open House, USO, Bend.
“ Camp Abbot on Parade,” weekly radio show, KBND, 7:45 to 8
“ Game Nite,” Telephone call to winner, USO club, Bend, 8 p. m.
“ Learn to Dance Class,” USO Club. Bend, 6 p. m.
Informal Activities, USO Club, Bend, 7:30 p. m.
THURSDAY and FR ID AY—"Heaven Can Wait,” Don Ameche,
Gene Tierney; RKO News.
SATURDAY “ Pittsburgh,” Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott,
John Wayne; Short Subjects.
SUNDAY and MONDAY “ So Proudly W’e Hail,” Claudette Col
bert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, Walter Abel; RKO
TUESDAY "Yankee Doodle Dandy,” James Cagney, Joan
Leslie, Walter Huston; Short Subjects.
WEDNESDAY — “ Shantytown,” Mary Lee, John Archer;
Cartoon; Grantland Rice Sportcast.
THURSDAY and FR ID A Y—“ THIS IS THE ARM Y,” All Star
Cast; RKO News.
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Ex-Member of Famed Don Cossack
Choir Now Engineer Trainee Here
W e’ve discovered one at last
—a dog face at Camp Abbot who
has appeared in the movies. Per
haps there are several more sol
diers here whose features have
flashed from the silver screen,
but they’ve hidden their talents
from the editors. We introduce:
Pvt. Riehard Howard, A-57
Engr. Trng. Bn., a talented sing
er who h;ts appeared in produc
tions at the Pasadena Playhouse,
the theatrical unit which has
been the stepping stone of sev
eral popular actors and actresses
to stardom, and who was a mem
ber of the Don Cossack Choir
which appeared in the film, “At
the Balailaka,” starring Nelson
A bit on the modest side, but
nevertheless a chap of such
physique a reporter would not
care to dispute, this Californian,
from Los Angeles, also recounts
of an appearance in the stage
play, “ Watch on the Rhine,”
when it was staged in Pasadena.
Howard was born in the province
of Ukraine, in Russia, and his
name, before having it legally
changed, was Orlosorff, hopes
to return to radio and concert
work once his chore with the
Army ends. His father, before
the Russian revolution some two
decades ago, left Russia when
the Bolsheviks confiscated most
of his property, and although not
of the Russian nobility, was con
sidered m o d e r a t e l y wealthy.
Fleeing Russia the family came
to Mexico, via Rotterdam, thence
to Los Angeles where Pvt. How
ard attended high school, Los
Angeles City college. He was a
letterman in tennis at both.
A stainless record which all
men may read;
This is the better way.
No drop but serves the slow
ly lifting tide;
No dew but has an errand to
No smallest star but sheds to
some helpful ray.
And man by man, each help
ing all the rest,
Make the firm bulwark of
the country’s power;
There is no better way.
By SUSAN COOLIPGE
By Chaplain William II. Andrew,
I f will be a pleasure to show
our Dedication Day visitors the
Chapels at Camp Abbot. The
Chaplains and their assistants
will be on hand to greet them.
Chapel attendance continues to
be encouraging. Every Sunday
Service is well attended. The
Chaplains are grateful.
A moment of reflection: There
is no substitute for a clean life.
SODA FOUNTAIN OPEN
The following poem is worth
A soda fountain is open in
Building 131 in the Station Hos
pital area between 12:15 p. m.
and 7:45 p. m., the Post exchange
He serves his country best
olficer has announced. Between
Who lives pure life and docth 12:15 and 1 o'clock and between
4:30 and 5:30 the fountain is re
And walks straight paths how served exclusively for members
ever others stray.
of the Wac Company, the Medi
And leaves his son, as utter
cal Detachment and Civilian
Personnel of the hospital.
Kansas City (C N S )— Harvey
Fowler awoke at 2 a.m. and went
to his regular bus driver’s job.
Three hours later another driver
relieved him. “ What are you do
ing here?" he asked. Then Fowl
er remembered—it was his first
day of his vacation.
Knoxville, Tenn. (C N S)— Carl
Berger, a prisoner, escaped from
a work gang near the county
garage. Twenty minutes later a
searching deputy found him hid
ing in a bass violin case in the
basement of a church.
TO HENRY LARCOM ABBOT
September 2, 1855
September S, 1943
This is the land of the pioneer
These are the woods that Abbot
And beyond civilization pale
Camp Fremont, Whitman and
the sturdy finders of the path
We call the Oregon Trail.
Physical requirements f o r
Here anew we mark today
entry into the Army A ir Forces
Those pioneering souls who by have been relaxed considerably
to meet the nation’s need for ad
And steady toil
ditional aviation cadets, the
Paved the way for us
War Department has announced.
Who follow now
Most important of the changes
Along the Oregon Trail
is the lowering of visual require
ments from a normal 20/20 to
All honor, to him whose name
20/30 correctible to 20/20. Hear
Marks this Crusader Camp
ing acuity qualifications also
Remembering the September
have been lowered making eligi
ble for training t h o s e whose
Re-echoing his fame.
bearing is 20/20 for one ear and
20/15 for the other. Formerly
Here let us dedicate again
it was 20/20 for each ear. Color
Our faith in liberty
vision standards were not re
In this great land of ours
“ Where rolls the Oregon”
Other important changes in
And by God’s grace, strike and clude the lowering of depth per
ception test requirements to per
That dragon power behind the mit increase of allowable error
to 35 millimeters. The Schneider
—LT. JOSEPH S. SICKLER.
circulatory test, which measured
the time required for the blood
pressure to return to normal
Recreation Hail Floor
after stimulation, has been elimi
Has Three New Courts
The All Purpose Recreation nated.
A new mental examination
Hall will have facilities for bas
ketball, volleyball and badmin which stresses ability and good
ton when it opens next week. judgment rather than education
Courts used in the three sports al background has been devised.
Lowering of these require
were painted on the newly-varn
ments will permit thousands re
ished floors this week.
jected previously to make anoth
er application and be accepted
for air crew training. Quotas
It all started six weeks ago
for cadets have been enlarged
when Pvt. Kitty Rogers, Wac Co.
greatly, and the vast majority
mail clerk, en route home on fur
of men will be selected from the
lough, met another Wac who
was stranded without a hat, her army. Any enlisted man may
chapeau being on the section of request the examination for
the train which had been chang aviation cadet training.
New York (C N S )— Stephen
Weinberg was arrested here re
cently on a charge of operating
a draft dodgers’ school. Wein
berg, who once convinced the
Princess Fatima of Afghanistan
that he was a representative of
the U. S. state department, was
accused of coaching at least a
dozen N e w Yorkers in faking
deafness, mental disorders or
heart ailments to avoid military
ed at a station while the unfor
tunate miss was in the diner. To
Ottawa, Kan. (C N S )— When the rescue went an overseas cap
a turkey hen deserted her nest which had been issued Pvt. Rog
and 17 eggs, the tom took over. ers here at Camp Abbot and bore
He broke all but two of the the number, 5610, at the time of
Then one day last week a let
Philadelphia (C N S)A 76-year- ter came for “ Aux. Ernestine
old veteran safecracker, William Maxwell, 5610” and Mail Orderly
J. Wilson, was found dead of a Rogers started to mark it “ Un
heart attack in the backroom of known” when the number caught
a book publishing firm here with her eye. Feminine curiosity tri
his hand on the dial of the com umphed and the letter was open
pany safe. On the back of a ed—sure enough it was from the
chair was the safecracker’s coat befriended corporal, avowing
and on a window sill was his eternal gratitude and promising
jimmy. Wilson had s p e n t 37 return of the cap.
“ Ernestine Maxwell” Rogers is,
years of his life in prison. He
anxiously awaiting the arrival
had been arrested 17 times.
of the cap-----it must contain a
name someplace or somebody's
Pittsburgh (CNS) — Firemc
braved smoke and flame i crazy and she's sure it isn’t she!
climbing four stories to reset
Cookie, a bullpup, from a blazir
TAX RETURN DELAYED
building. They brought him 1
All members of the armed
the ground and had scarce!
forces on active duty September
turned around when they heat
15 may defer filing declarations
barking and looked up. The;
of estimated Federal income and
was Cookie, wagging his tail ; victory tax, and paying such es
the fourth story window, read
timated tax, until March 15,1944
to be rescued again.
without incurring penalty, ac
Point of Rocks, Wyo. (CN S)—
A cow wandered on the tracks in
front of a west-bound Union Pa
cific freight of 56 cars. The cow
was hit by the locomotive, de
railing it and 27 cars. The derail
ed cars then were hit by a 64-
car east-bound freight and 23
more cars were derailed.
Wichita, Kan. (CNS) — Mrs.
Edgar Burton didn't know what
to do when identification marks
painted on the chests of her tiny
twin daughters melted away.
The police department finally
established who was Evelyn and
who was Elaine by comparing
Washington (C N S )—Exan
ing a normal-looking collie
rabies. Dr. J. B. Holland i
covered that the dog had t
brains. Both brains were atta
ed to the spinal column and b<
showed evidence of rabies. T
was the first such case on recc
LOCATION OF CHAPELS
Post C h a p e l , Bldpr. 208: 11th Gp.
Chapel. Bide. 1255 ; 12th Gp. Chapel,
Bide. 754 ; Hospital Chapel in Red Cross
Friday, Sept. 3, 1930 ( 7:30) p.
m. 11th Group Chapel (Bldg.
Saturday, Sept. 3, Confessions
Post Chapel (Bldg. 208). Sunday
Sept. 5, 0900, Mass, Post Chapel.
1830 (6:30 p. m.) Mass Post
Chapel. 1830 (6:30 p. m.) Mass
daily except Thursday, Post
Chapel. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1900
(7:00 p. m.) Choir Rehearsal
Sunday, Sept. 5, 1000, Post
Chapel (Bldg. 208). 1930 ( 7:30 p.
m.) Post Chapel. Monday, Aug.
m. > Post Chapel, Monday, Sept.
6, 1900 ( 7:30 p. m.> Bible Study
Class, Post Chapel. Wednesday,
Sept. 8, 1900 (7:00 p. m.) Choir
Sept. 1, 1900 ( 7:00 p. m.) Choir
Rehearsal, Post Chapel.
Sunday, Sept. 5 0700, Catho
cording to a radiogram received lic Confessions, Red Cross Rec
here from the Adjutant General. Hall. 0730, Catholic Mass, Red
No application to the Collector Cross Rec Hall. 1000, Protestant
of Revenue is necessary.
Service, Red Cross Rec Hall.
Wednesday, Sept. 8 1900 (7:00
p. m.) L. D. S. Service, 11th
Group Chapel. Thursday, Sept. 2,
1900 ( 7:30 p. m.) Christian
Science Service Post Chapel.
“Smoky,” a dog of olwcure
GENERAL SONG SERVICE
parentage, and presented to
Thursday, Sept. 9, 1900, 12th
the WAC detachment by men>- Group Chapel (Bldg. 754).
bers of an advance party of the
Timber Wolf division when
50 YEARS FOR AW OL
that group was engaged on D-
series maneuvers in this area,
Sentences of 50 years’ confine
has deserted. However, he ment at hard labor have been im
only deserted the Waes, for posed by an army court martial
"Smoky” promptly joined up on Pvt. George Gasser, 19, and
with an engineer training bat Pvt. John Wetzel, 25, both o f Chi
talion. quartered in a nearby cago, at Fort Custer, Mich. They
are*. "Smoky.” to show his had escaped from the post reha
disdain for the feminine sol bilitation center June 29.
diers. stations himself at the
entrance of a barrack each
Pass The ENGINEER To An
morning about the hour Waes other Abbotman—He’ll Appreci
p*ss en route to duty.
Woe's for Home