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About Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 18, 1943)
C O O L IN G ? ?
Sgt. Roy L. Rider oi the Spe
cial Service Office sports de
partment set some sort of record
last week when he brushed the
cobwebs off his score book and
turned in performance statis
tics for the Camp Abbot base- ■
ball team hardly more than a
month after the end of the sea
Rider left his treadmill long
enough to reveal that Cpl. Steve
Pocheck, shortstop, was the No. 1 |
hitter during the season, batting
.500 in the 10 games in which
he played. Pochek batted 38;
times and got 19 hits, including
a home run, a triple and two
doubles. Sgt. William Fitzpat
rick, outfielder, was second with
an average of .471. In six games, i
Fitzpatrick got eight hits out of
17 trips to the plate. In third
position was Pvt. Saul “Lefty”
Maslan, first baseman, who
made an average of .375 in nine
“ To cool you o ff” said NBC in passing along this interesting
games, hitting 12 times in 32 study of Georgia Carroll, nation’s top model and singer on the Kay
Kyser show. So NBC thinks we’d rather swim . . . Watch out for
times at bat.
Other team members who , eyestrain, brother.
played three games or more and
their averages are: Lt. John
Wainright, .339; Sgt. Alexander
Orloff, .308; Cpl. Francis Ward,
.300; Pvt. Thomas Nokes, .286;
Sgt. Anthony Pizzi, .259; Pvt.
I f you’ve never seen a woman become a dancer.
Herbert Seid, .250; Lt. Donald
“ My brother-in-law, Eddy Ria,
taking a bath and are curious
Hanson, .250; Cpl. George Con
about feminine ablutions Cpl. who’s been in the show business
way, .231 and Cpl. Frank Capas-
Jerry LaSalle of the Medical De for 24 years, talked me into it,”
tachment, former welterweight Jerry remarked in explaining
Pitchers and performances:
Golden Gloves champion and how he became a stage “con
Sgt. Chickirda, won one, lost
dancer, can give you a pretty vert.” Pantomine and eccentric
none; Pvt. Tom Nokes, won one,
good idea of what goes on. La dancing were mainstays of Jer
lost none; Pvt. Glen Kern, won
Salle has done a burlesque of the ry’s act, but now and then he
two, lost four, and Sgt. Albert
Saturday night ritual more times would sing what he described as
Zande, won none, lost two.
than he can recall since he f‘heartbreakers.” LaSalle toured
(The figures are Sergeant Rid
abandoned the prize ring for the the country, appearing at thea
er’s. Apparently none of the
tres and night clubs, among
stage several years ago.
pitchers could be trusted with a
Jerry took the Golden Gloves them the Blackhawk in Chicago,
belt in 1936. He decided to stick before the army called for a com
In the event baseball season
with the fight game for a while, mand performance in April, 1941.
is just a distant memory, here’s
LaSalle’s army career was
and under the direction of Izzy
what happened; good news first:
Klein, widely-known trainer, met spent at Fort Ord, Calif., where
The post team won over the
a number of top notch welter he was boxing instructor for the
54th Battalion twice, defeated a
weights including Barney Ross, 17th Infantry of the 7th Division.
Service Company team and the
with whom he tangled at the He came to Camp Abbot in May
Redmond Air Base. On the dark
Trafton Gym in Chicago. In 1937, and is with the supply branch of
side: The Engineers lost three
Jerry went to Hollywood where, the Medical Detachment. LaSalle
games to the Bend Elks, two to after training a few hopefuls is scheduled to appear in "Cas
a Medical Regiment team here and boxing a few bouts, he di tles of Fun” whenever the show
on maneuvers, a n d one to a vorced himself from boxing to is produced here.
Quartermaster Regiment on ma
is stationed at Jefferson Bar Attack by Draft Board
Ex-Golden Gloves Cham p
Now Entertains for Medics
CLUB GETS DRAPES
Draperies were installed in the
Sergeants’ Club by Pvt. Howard
Boyer this week as the first step
toward redecorating and refur
nishing the unit. Private Boyer,
former interior decorator for the
Marshall Field Company in Chi
Pvt. John Melius, ex-Villanova cago, selected green draperies
and New York Football Giants ! for the bar, maroon for the li
end, is stationed at Camp Davis, brary and cream-colored, flower
ed drapes for the game room.
Recreation facilities include two
S/Sgt. Tom Smith, former ping p o n g tables. Books are
Louisiana College track star, available in the library.
cracked his own Kessler Field I
ABOUT THAT BOOK
iMiss, i javelin mark w ith a 206- '
Any soldier who fails to return
foot, 9Vinch mark heave at the
third summer track and field a book to the Service Club li
meet held at the Base recently. brary within a week after receiv
ing an ’overdue” notice will be
Bob McLeod, ex-Dartmouth required to pay for the book on
grid great, who downed four Jap a statement of charges, M i s s
planes over Guadalcanal, is now Caroline P a d d o c k , librarian,
a Navy instructor at Pensacola warned this week. Soldiers are
liable for the loss of any book
checked out from the library,
Chalky Wright, once feather she said.
weight champion, gets his pre
induction physical soon. Wright
wanted to join the Martitime; England (CNS) — Most ingen
Service Nit his draff board's ious GI at one Flying Fortress
•'greeting'' heat him to the base here is Cpl. Archie L. Mor
ris of St. Charles. Mo. Told to
flatten 100 tin cans by dropping
J im Castiglia, Georgetown the 20-pound weight on each one,
football star and later catcher he completed the job in one min
for the Philadelphia Athletics, is ute by getting the operator of a
Lt. James V. Castiglia now. and steamroller to run over them.
By Camp Newspaper Service
Capt. Ray Barbutti, former
Syracuse University quarter mil-
er ami Olympic champion in
1928. has recovered from an at
tack of sand fly fever and re
turned to duty in North Africa.
Saturday, Sept. 18, 1943
Follows That of Nazis
New Orleans (C N S )—Charlie
Burnett, a New Orleans marine
engineer, was torpedoed by Ger
mans and Japs and broke his
leg when he fell into the hold of
his ship. But more trouble was
waiting for him when he return
ed home. He was arrested as a
Burnett was cleared of the
charge when an investigation un
covered the fact that his draft
board had mislaid his record.
ORGANIZE HOSTESS GROUP
Between 30 and 40 civilian
workers, with Mrs. Lorene
Brandvold as president pro tern,
have tentatively organized a
hostess group for social func
tions on the post.
Future plans include naming
the club and adopting an insignia
for club members to wear. Until
a final organization is formed
members are acting as unofficial
DANCE BAND NAMED
Camp Abbot's newest dance
orchestra no longer is a name
less child. Cpl. A. G. Tiemann Jr.,
leader and drummer for the or
ganization, announced this week
the unit hereafter will be refer
red to as the ERTC dance band.
The orchestra played at a dance
for members of the 54th and
55th Battalions Wednesday night.
Shot at Post
Basketball came into its own
at Camp Abbot this week as sev
eral Engineer Training Battal
ions organized teams and began
practice sessions on tbe All-Pur
Company D of the 53rd Battal
pose Recreation Building’s new
ion took the 11th Group softball
Company D of the 54th set championship this week by de
itself up as a leading contender feating Company C of the 54th
among post cage squads by win Bn., 4 to 6 in one of the hardest-
ning three contests. The unit fought contests ever to be played
defeated Co. A of the 53rd, 30 to here. The 53rd team will meet
23, Co. A of the 57th 55 to 0 and the Service Company softball
squad on the post diamond Mon-
Co. C of the 54th, 43 to 14.
Company B of the 54th was 1 day night to determine the post
less fortunate. The unit was de championship.
Held scoreless through four
feated in a contest with Co. A
frames in its contest against the
of the 55th, 28 to 56.
Co. C of the 54th redeemed 54th, the championship squad
itself for its loss to the Co. D scored a lone run in the fifth in
team by defeating the “ Wild ning. Avilla, right fielder for the
unit, put the game on ice in the
cats,” a pick-up team, 39 to 20.
i sixth frame by pounding out a
home run with two men on base.
Both Esson, pitcher for the
54th, and Holtmeyer, hurler for
the 53rd, turned in good perfor
mances on the mound.
For Post Show •
Soldiers were asked this week
to warn their dependents against
mutilation of Allotment checks
The Post theatre will be closed
mailed out by the Office of De
the earlier part of this week to
pendency Benefits. The plea allow time for installation of
came from the government new equipment on a par to that
check departments of the Fed in use at the Roxy theatre in New
eral Reserve banks, who eventu York, Lt. Henry Hansen, theater
ally handle these checks after officer, has announced. Reopen
they’ve passed through normal ing of the unit is set for
It was explained that even a
Establishment of a new record
pin hole in one o f these new ! for attendance at the threatre
cardboard benefit checks can also was announced. A total of
literally jam up the works of 2,681 patrons atended showings
the Federal Reserve banking of “ So Proudly We Hail” during
system—and often does.
the two-day showing of the film
Reason is a group of intricate 1 September 5 and 6. This record
machines which sort, count and probably would have been brok-
cancel checks by the use of small | en with the showing of “ Salute
rectangular holes punched in to the Marines” the following
each check which makes possi week-end had not presentation
ble the determining of the month, of a USO show Monday night in
year, number of check and tervened. More than 2,040 atten
ded the showing of the Marine
Machine Saves Manpower
Corps film during its four show
Use of the cardboard checks ings, and the picture drew a mat
and the new canceling machines inee attendance Sunday of 810,
was started last May to alleviate the largest to date.
manpower shortages. The ma
Attendance figures for “ T ^
chines in the New York Federal Is the Arm y” which was ex peer
Reserve Bank require but 200 ed to break all records, was
employees, whereas the old ad 2,045. Theatre officials attribut
ding machine method required ed the failure of the film to es
6 , 000 .
tablish a new high to the fact
Top speed efficiency can be the picture was shown in Bend
maintained only if the benefici for more than a week prior to
ary and every other person hand the showing here.
ling the Allotment check takes
ordinary care in their handling.
Jagged edges, folded or torn
checks considerably slows the
work of canceling them.
It is suggested persons receiv
ing these checks cash them im
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mediately as a means of cutting
wasted time and labor caused
formed in connection with the
by mutilated checks.
chapel, and that a five piece or
chestra be included in the per
Wilmer Allison, who outstrok- sonnel of the Special Service
ed the great Fred Perry to win Branch. In addition he recom
the national tennis champion mended that singing be used in
ship in 1935, is a Lieutenant the theater and- also that train
Colonel and his old doubles part ing battalions be assembled at
ner, Johnny Van Ryn, is a Lieut least once a week for 15 minutes
enant in the Navy.
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