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About Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 2, 1943)
Thursday, Sept. 2, 1943
To Begin Monday
A post-wide volleyball tourna
ment in which all battalions of
the Engineer Replacement Train
ing Center, the Service Com
pany, the Supply Co., the Mili
tary Police Co., and the Medical
Detachment will participate is
scheduled to begin Monday, Roy
L. Rider of the Post Special
Service Office has announced.
Contests between squads and
platoons to determine company
champions will be scheduled by
the 11th and 12th Engineer
Training Groups of which they
are member units. Once com
pany champions have been de
termined ,the Special Service Of
fice will distribute elimination
bracket forms to units and con
tests will be held on a two-game
When the battalion champions
have been chosen, play will pro
ceed on a best-two-games-out-of-
Battalion and carde unit play
offs are scheduled to begin about
September 14. The championship
game will be played on the All-
Purpose Recreation Hall court.
Other contests will be held in the
For G l's W id o w s
At Supply Unit *
Widows of war veterans killed
during wartime will receive $50
a month under terms of legisla
tion signed last week by Presi
Members of Supply company,
dent Roosevelt. The pension will SCU 1973, gave a party Tues
supplement benefits from Na
day night in honor of their form
tional Life Insurance.
commanding officer, Capt. Ab
Widows with one child will re
ceive $65 monthly and $13 more Jolly, who has been assigned as
assistant commandant and Lt.<
for each additional child.
New peacetime • service - con Gene Foley-Gilmartin, adminis
nected death pension rates are j trative officer. It likewise was
set at approximately 75 per cent; the last gathering of the Supply
com pan y personnel. Today,
of the wartime amount.
Under the old law, widows un many are no longer members,
der 50 years of age receive $38 but remain attached, pending
monthly and $45 monthly for transfer, due to the reorganiza
those over 50. The new law elim tion of camp facilities and at
tendant reduction in personnel.
inates the age differential.
Others are leaving via the dis
charge route. As result the Mo
tor company has been combined
eiTA r-G r e
M i r u c t h C iO
Between ERTC, Signalmen with Supply company and is now
A fight program scheduled commanded by Lt. George W.,
Tuesday night at Camp Abbot Ealey.
Following beer and sand
J y Can you direct us to the Motor Pool?"
between boxers of the Engineer
Replacement Training Canter wiches an impormptu floor show
and a Signal Corps unit partici was staged in the company mess
pating in Central Oregon man hall. Corp. Johnny Koll acted as
euvers was cancelled this week master of ceremonies, and Pvts.
when operations of the latter Ignatius Esspiale and George
unit intervened. In an earlier Gorlier, furnished the music and
set-to with the Signalmen, ERTC singing. It likewise was the last
day for 1st Sergeant F. E. Milli-
Power steam shovels, to be M/Sgt. Bill Anthony, but his fighters won two fights, lost two
kin as top kick of the outfit. He
used by Camp Abbot trainees in crew was able to repair all but and fought to a draw in another.
is awaiting a new assignment.
learning the “Arm y way” of one.
handling these ponderous ma
NEW SOCKS FOR ARM Y
The shovels are used for load
chines, are being repaired by ing cinders to be taken to the
1« MORE MINERS LEAVE
Cotton dress socks don’t make
mechanics assigned to the mo-1 rock crusher and prepared for the grade in the field, the War
Ten enlisted men, most of
use on post roads, as one fea Department has decided, so out whom were from recently acti
Some were rather “ beat up ture of trainees’ engineer basic standing contracts for them have vated engineer training battal
jobs” on arrival, according to training.
been cancelled. Stocks of cotton ions, were transferred this week
socks on hand will be distribut to Fort Douglas, Utah, for pos
is coached by Cpl. Billy Conn and ed, but future orders will specify sible release to work in western
Cpl. Dan Mooney. The latter is a a mixture of cotton and wool.
former featherweight contender.
Joe Di Maggio is hitting again.
He broke out of a slump recently
The boxing team at Tuskegee
when he clubbed a triple and sin
(Ala.) Arm y A ir Field, which re
gle in four trips to the dish while
cently captured an inter-post
his Santa Ana, (Cal.) team was
fight tournament held at Ft.
losing to the Kelleys of Kirtland
Benning, Ga., is looking around
Field, N. M., 6 to 5.
Power Steam Shovels Fixed
By Motor Pool Mechanics
SERGEANTS GOING STRONG
The membership roster of the
newly organized Sergeant’s Cluh
stood at 180 on Tuesday, with
additional n a m e s
M/Sgt. W. R. “ Bub” Shaffer,
president revealed recently. All
are members in good standing
and of the grade of sergeant or
Over 350 books have been
placed in the library and plans
are under way for the furnish
ing of the club rooms in which
Johnny Beazley still has his
Lt. Don Faurot, former Mis
ping-pong and pool tables will be stuff. The young St. Louis Cardi-
found. Located in Bldg. T-205, I nal star, now pitching for Ft. souri University football men
the lounge of the Club is open Oglethorpe, Ga., fanned ten, won tor, has been named head coach
of the Navy Pre-Flight eleven at
6 to 5 over the Atlanta Naval A ir Iowa City, la., succeeding Lt.
Station in his last outing.
Col. Bernie Bierman, now on
duty elsewhere with the Marine
Pvt. Maxie Shapiro, New York Corps.
lightweight who holds a ring de
cision over Lightweight Champ
Homer Peel, ex - New York
Bob Montgomery, is punching Giant outfielder and now man
the bag around at the A A F basic ager of the Norfplk (Va.) Naval
training center in Greensboro, N. Base nine, has been admitted to
the Base hospital where he will
B R 1 T IS H
undergo a hernia operation.
S U P E R M A R IN E S P IT F IR E
Marine Lt. Ted Lyons, former While he’s away, the team will
White Sox pitcher, has been as be run by Chubby Hugh Casey,
S IN G L E -S E A T E R FIGHTER CAN
signed to duty in the Pacific former Brooklyn Dodger bullpen
C lIM B T O 11,000 FT. IN LESS
THAN S M IN U T ES. SPEED OF
367 M R H . SPAN IS 3 6 FT.
1037 H.P. ROLLS-ROYCE ENGINE.
C ARR IES 8 M ACH INE GUNS.
Fred Lineham, former line
Cpl. Martin Fogel, M i a m i
coach at NYU, is now a lieuten Beach golf pro, won the Enlisted
ant stationed at Camp Campbell, Men’s golf tournament at Ft.
Ky. where the Post boxing team Hancock, N. J. last week with a
two round score of 146.
Sgt. Joe Louis, his old spar
ring partner, F/Sgt. George
Nicholson, and Cpl. Ray Robin
son have begun a 100-day boxing
exhibition tour of of U. S. Army
A D O G 'S LIFE
— Photo by Vincent. Post Photographer
These Abbot trainees appear to be recognizing, and painfully, the
importance of feet in 1943’s army. Miles of steady marching over
rough and rock ground, al accompished in heavy G. I. shoes, is
not so easy on the feet of rookies
Ask Discharged Soldiers
To Send Back Uniform
Because crothlng that honor
ably discharged enlisted men are
authorized to retain constitutes
in the aggregate a large drain
on Army supplies, the War De
partment is ordering that each
discharged man be informed that
if he does not wish to retain his
uniform clothing he may return
it voluntarily either in person
or by shipping it at government
expense via express, according
to the current issue of the Army
and Navy Journal.
T il« ' K f f f p li o n e w n ” ( f i l l the s t o r y
o f D m f o r p o r a l w h o s a i d : " I t ' s r o s y to
w rit# a p la y . F ir s t act. hoy a r c t i l i r l ;
second act. they hold h a n d s ; t h ir d act. they
k i s s ’’
S a id the P fc. s o f t ly : ‘T h a t ’s h o w I got
arre ste d .’*
" U t a r r e s t e d ? w h a t do y o a sse on ? ”
A d d e d the P r i v a t e : ’ W e ll, yo a see. I
w ro te a fiv e a ct play.**
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