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Saturday, Oct. 2, 1943
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Company D of the 54th Engin
eer Training Battalion, length
ened its string of consecutive
victories this week by defeating
three Post teams—Co. D of the
55th Bn., Co. C of the 56th and
a “ get-together” team composed
of three officers and two non-
The undefeated 54th contin
gent marched roughshod over
Co. D of the 55th, winning the
contest 60 to 16. High scorer for
the 54th was Kinney, who amas
sed a total of 14 points.
Co. C of the 56th met a sim
ilar fate Monday night, losing
its contest by a 46 to 8 margin.
Kinney took additional laurels
by dropping in 30 tallies, against
five for Cunningham, the oppo
sition’s high point man. A return
game was scheduled with Co.
C last night.
Against the “ get-together” Bazooka is the slang name for this weapon which has proved so deadly against enemy tanks and
team Wednesday night, Co. D which has been classified "secret” until recently. I t ’s GI name is Launcher, AT, M l. It can be oper-
ated by one man i na pinch and shoots a big spurt of flame out its tail. The guy who holds it feels
won by a score of 48 to 17.
practically no kick ata all
Previously, the 54th team won
over Co. A, 53rd Bn., by a score
oi 30 to 23; Co. A 57th, 55 to 0,
and Co. C, 54th, 43 to 14.
Sgt. M. S. Bratko, manager of
the 54th unit, has issued a chal
lenge to any team on the Post.
^oips men nere on
maneuvers in mid-August. Early
in June Rider organized a Post
baseball team and entered it in
Central Oregon League competi
tion. Somehow or other the lea
gue angle fell through, but the
Camp Abbot team played Bend
and adjoining camps on several
A month later, at Rider’s > « -
a f i n n e d tail which provides hest- teams were formed to
The W ar Department this i turai steel and railroad rails.
pete in a tournament sponsored
(By Camp Newspaper Service)
The gun’s mechanism consists 1 accuracy in flight.
week relaxed restrictions gov
by the Amateur Softball Asso-
Although the navy took top erning publicity on the power-
A two-man team operates the cjation. Service Company emerg-
honors in the National Tennis: iul rocket gUn, named by sol-
three inches in diameter, to launchor’ one ilrln8 a " d the ed the winner, but games could
tournament when Lt. (jg ) Joe
diers the “ bazooka,” and an- which is attached a shoulder other loading. The loader is to not be played o ff until after the
Hunt stopped 1 V Coast
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Ip a r llin n
o f K
man Jack Kr :amer, 6-3, 6-8, 1 ( 7 - 8 , ! n° unced that the weapon is be- stock and front and rear grips the right and rear of the firer. aeaanne set ny tne association,
supplied in quantity by the for the firer, sights and an elec- He inserts the rocket, turns a so Camp Abbot was dropped
6-0, to win the
from association competition.
title, the U. S. Army was in there United States to American and trie battery which sets o ff the contact lever to the “ fire” po-
Volleyball and basketball con
punching all the way.
Strictly hush, hush until now, the gun or launcher trigger is firer and drops down and away tests were among the more re-
Cpl. Prank Parker, former
Davis cup star, reached the semi the “ bazooka” is a product of j squeezed. The tube, which is from the rear end of the ccnt sPorts ventures, but results
so far have not been forthcom-
finals in the singles competition long experimentation by the open at both ends, rests on top launcher to avoid the rocket-
before bowing to Kramer and Ordnance Department. In action of the shoulder, extending more propelling charge which flashes in®“
Rider began his athletic career
paired with Kramer, won the na- on foreign fronts during the past than a foot to the rear of the from the rear of the gun.
the army at Tort Leonard
tional doubles crown from Wil several months it has proved it firer.
The rocket itself is nearly two Department pointed out, “ ba- Wood, Mo., more than a year and
liam Talbert and PKC Dave self capable of penetrating the
Freeman of the Army Air force. armor of any enemy tank used feet long, weighs more than a zooka” teams may be recruited a hal* ago. Priot to his induction
Other GIs who participated in against United Nations forces, as hand grenade and resembles a from among chauffeurs, truck e ' ' as Tf n. at . etIC . sl!per'2 S a
for the University of Wyorrj
the goings-on were PFC Bitsy well as an effective instrument small elongated aerial bomb, drivers, ammunition bearers,
of which he is an alumnus.
Grant, A/C Tom Falkenburg,
Rider has been assigned as an
Pvt. Bob Odman of Seattle, Cpl. brick walls, rock masonry, struc- pelling charge, powder tube and sonnel.
assistant in the Station Hospital
Charles Hare of Kt. Meade, Md.
operating room. His successor
and Pvt. Vincent Paul of Camp season was the Navy Skyjackets Rizzo who used to play for the
SHOE SALES HALTED
has not been named.
Norman, Okla. The Skyjackets Phillies, Pirates, Reds a n d
Due to critical supply prob
are coached by Lt. Charley Dodgers.
lems, low quarter shoes hence
PKC Ed (L efty ) McKadden, Gelbert, former Cardinal short
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forth will not be sold to officers
sports editor of the Tailspin, stop. Their top pitcher is A1
A district supervisor of Yank
Camp Davis, N .C. has a tough by the Quartermaster, the Sup- magazine, Pfc Curtis L. Wood,
Tinker Field, Okla., reports that Benton, ex-Detroit righthander,
the best team his field met this and their leading hitter is Johnny 9-game football schedule set up ply and Service Division an- visited Camp Abbot Monday to
for this fall. The Camp Davis nounced this week. This type confer with Lt. V. G. Henderson,
eleven will tackle Wake Forest shoe is au,horized for issue only Special Service Officer, and Post
North Carolina State North to enlis,ed men of the Medical Exchange Officer, Lt. Charles
Carolina Navy Pre flight David Corps stationed at iixed hosPi- Keithahn regarding the publiciz-
son Collece Camn I M cm s pt tals- Requisitions for shoes for ing and distribution of the maga-
on i_oiuge, camp LeJeune, ft . enlisted men who cannot wear zine here
Monroe, Presbyterian College,
service shoes because of phys- organ of, by ,and for enlisted
Daniel Field and the University
ical disability must be submitted men, the magazine began publi-
of North (Carolina on successive
separately with a medical certi- cation a year ago and contains
ficate which not only recom- articles, serious and humorous,
Enemy Has Learned Effectiveness
Of Deadly New Rocket Projectile
George Selkirk «-Y a n k ee out-
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(K.I.) naval station.
lg Ed Levy, 6 foot, a inch
Newark Bear outfielder, has
been sworn into the coast guard
and has reported for duty at the
Manhattan Beach (N.Y.) coast
guard station. Two other New
ark players, Pitcher Joe Page
and Catcher Mike Barback, re
cently were rejected for military
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“I II b* lat« for dinner tonight S«rj««nt ’
Five former major league
stars have been shipped from
the Great Lakes naval training
station to receive further train
ing. They are John Rigney,
White Sox ace pitcher; Jack Hal-
let. Pittsburgh righthander; Tom
F e r r i c k of the Cleveland In
dians; Frank Bison. Brownies’
pitcher, and Catcher Marvin
Felderman of the Cubs.
mendS thc l0W quarter *>'!» shoe
but states the nature of the
man’s disability. Those wishing
to purchase shoes from other
sources may obtain shoe certifi-
cates from the Quartermaster in
news items o i camPs- SP01^
views, cartoons, and numerous
other features including the pic-
torial trials and tribulations of
“ Sad Sack.” Yank is available to
service men through post ex-
changes or by subscription.
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