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About Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 30, 1943)
Saturday, Oct. 30, 1943
Disabled Vets to
Aid After War
By Camp Newspaper Service
Worthy disabled soldiers wno
cannot pursue their prewar pro
fession as result of injuries suf
fered in the line of duty may re
ceive training for post war jobs
under the Veterans’ Vocational
Rehabilitation Act which was
passed by Congress last March.
As a result of the program,
veterans who wear the scars of
war may come back to a better
job than the one they left be
Under the Act certain veterans
may have all extjcnses paid for
training in a profession or an in
dustrial or farming job.
Suppose you drave a truck be
fore the war. An injury suffered
in the line of duty makes it im
possible for you to resume this
type of work, so the Govern
ment decides what your other
capabilities are, sends you to
school which develops them.
There are four conditions you
must meet before you may be-
come eligible for this training.
First, you must have been in the
active military or naval service
any time after Dec. 6, 1941 and
during the present war. Second,
you must have an honorable dis
charge. Third, you must have a
disability incurred or aggravat
ed by the service. Fourth, you
must be in need of vocational re
habilitation to overcome the
handicap of your disability.
Now, suppose you received an
injury that entitles you to the
regular disability pension paid
by the Government but doesn’t
prevent you from doing the job
you did before you went into
service. In that case, you are not
entitled to vocational rehabilita
If you are eligible for training,
you will get an early opportunity
to learn a new trade and you'll
be paid while learning it. Un
married men will receive $30 a
month; married men will get $90
a month and $5 a month addi
tional for each child. There is
also an allowance of $10 a month
for each dependant parent.
When you have finished your
training the Veterans’ Adminis
tration will try to place you in
a job. With the aid of the U. S.
Employment Service and other
agencies you’ll have a good
chance of landing in a spot
you're fitted for—fully rehabili
tated and ready to work.
The 11th Engineer Training
Group library was moved this
week to two rooms in the rear
of Building 1152, north of 11th
Group Headquarters. The build
ing is open to soldiers who de
sire to read during off-duty
hours during the day and serves
as a workshop for librarians and
a store room for books donated
in the Victory Book Campaign
and circulated through recreat-
tion halls. The post’s main li
brary in the Service Club is open
during evening hours.
Telephone Gals Ensconced in
Elaborate New Quarters
The “hello girls” of the Camp Abbot Telephone Ex
change are comfortably settled in their new home, a two-
■ story barrack in the rear of the Post Signal office, whi h
is perhaps the most luxurious spot in the ERTC.
The spacious and modern quarters were furnished by
the Army. The barrack is equipped with an individual
heating plant and each of the 16 rooms is fitted with
special furniture and equipment. Eight bedrooms, ea< h
with two modernistic type beds and individual dressii g
tables, will accommodate the
eight operators, the chief op
erator, May Belle Beals, m d
New Phone Book
the house mother, Mrs. FYeda
Jackson. Each room is ga ly
decorated, reflecting the person
No improvement or innovation alities of the occupants.
at Camp Abbot could bring more
The entrance to the dormiti , y
universal approval than the is opens into a large reception and
suance of a telephone directory living room, where guests may
this week. No more will it be be received and a buffet sna:k
necessary to search for the mim served. An innovation is the ad
eographed sheet which might dition of a "midnight snack bar,”
have the correct number, or where any gal off shift may p<>
again it might not.
pare her own lunch. This is lo
The new directory, prepared cated in a small and compti ‘e
by Publications Section, lists all kitchen, which is directly ha k
offices by divisions, giving build of the living room. A laundry
ing number and phones. In the room, washroom and shower a id
rear of the book are listed, alpha guest bedroom complete the ar
betically’, all officers on duty rangement of the first floor. • .’n
here with their home addresses the second floor are bedroon s,
and phone numbers as well as a linen room and two loci- • r
On the first page is listed the
Lamps and personal effe '.s
This week's piece de resistance is Ann Rutherford, who lias
just finished her role in “Whistling in Brooklyn.” After studying classification of phones showing add to the attractiveness of the
Miss Rutherford, we can't understand why the whistling should
living room, the floor of which
be confined to Brooklyn, but it's not hard to see why swimming I of business in Bend and otner is covered with a thick rt g.
is one of the nation's most popular sports.
official Army business off the Later in the year the “he !o
post, and those which are re girls” will play hostess to camp
stricted solcy for post use.
The cover, printed in black
The majority of the “hi 'o
and red, has four artist sketches, gals” have previous experiet e
i One showing a ponton bridge, in other Oregon camps. Th*y
another the obstacle course, the were especially selected by I he
engineer and signal corps insig telephone company because of
their familiarity with Army
Maybe you have your troubles have a chance to appear on a
i communications routine. Th-y
now, but—did you ever hear the week night Jawbone Jamboree
are: Neah Hamman, Gladys
story of Sgt. Gordon J. Hateret, and read your story (or tell it)
Miller, Myrtle Newland, Bel'y
of Service Company, of his trip to the assembled GI’s.
Wittlg, Helen Durant, Mat'd
A chance to tell his story to a
to the Lava Caves and the beau
Meek, Marcello Hilton a n d
tiful mermaids he saw when he largo audience which won't
Cooper. May Belle Boa’s,
throw pop bottles or old shoes
explored a side tunnel?
chief operator, was formerly at
Well, it’s a dllly. But it must
The second issue of “Pano Camp Adair.
wait until later for we have teller of tall stories. So pick out
In the rear of the girl’s dor
Camp Abbot’s picture mag
j our best story, write it up and
some important news for you.
send it in. And if your story wins azine will go on sale in post ex mitory another building, rapirJy
Do you know’ any such a yarn
nearing completion, will aff< 1
— let the audience take the con changes next week, Dale Vin
as this might be? If you do,
Abbot soldiers protection
there’s an organization set up to
publisher of the pictorial publi from the wintry blasts as tin y
take care of you—and it's not
await completion of long dis
cation, announced today.
the booby-hatch! Yes, at last you
The second issue, more elabor tance calls. The building will bo
can join an organization to
ate than the initial publication, equipped with eight pay booths
which you rightfully belong—
will cover many activities of the and a special switchboard will
the Liars’ Club.
handle all calls. Chairs and otI-■ r
Post Chaplain William H. An training battalions not shown in conveniences will be installed for
Membership is open to any GI
the first issue. An effort has
who has run his barracks mates drew, accompanied by Corporal been made to give a more com patrons awaiting calls.
to the top bunks with his stories Melvin E. Morris, Chaplain's As prehensive coverage of the var
of Paul Bunyan and other peo sistant, have returned from Port ious ERTC units and a special
ple and things “which actually land where they purchased items section of the magazine is devot
The chaplains have been | it
happened, so help me!”
of furnishings for Camp Abbot ed to pictures in connection with in the Army to promote II
And instead of being thrown Chapels. Altar covers and pulpit the formal dedication of Camp phases of religious matters. C* r-
tainly public welfare is a re
out into the cold night for tell hangings for the Group Chapels Abbot.
Mr. Viijcent already has the ligious matter. Therefore, it s
ing your favorite story, you will are not furnished by the govern
get a warm welcome, a chance to ment and were purchased in third issue of the popular mag a pleasure for ail the chaplai is
tell it to a large and appreciative Portland. Carpet for the Chancel azine in the course of prepara at Camp Abbot to give their un
qualified endorsement to t “.<»
audience, and a beautifully en and linoleum for the aisles and tion.
current War Fund drive. Th< >e
graved membership card that foyers in the Post Chapel will be
is no man among us but has <t
will identify you to all and sun installed. Dossal Curtains in vel
An addition has been author some time been benefit!« d y
our, matching texture and color
dry for what you are.
Just write your story down of the altar covers have been or ized for the north end of the some one or more of the agenc- s
Supply Company mess hall to involved. Now it’s our turn 1o
and send it into the Public Rela dered for all three chapels.
It is the desire of the Chap facilitate serving of thp more pass on these benefits to *01
tions Office. In return you will
receive your membership card lains Branch to afford the entire than 350 men assigned to the one else.
"All that you hold In your a 'd
and your entry will be entered personnel of the Camp with a unit. To accomodate truck driv
in the Liars’ Contest. The best worshipful environment for re ers, warehouse workers and dead hand is what you h; <•*
stories will be chosen and if you ligious services not unlike that heavy equipment operators with given away.”
See you in church.
are on the list of the Best Fish in the home churches, according irregular hours, the company
- Post Chap!; 1
serves mess six times a daj’.
Stories of the Week, you will to Chaplain Andrew.
Tall Story Club Formed;
Gis Assured Best
Due Next Week
For Camp Chapels
by Milton Caniff, creator of Terry and the Pirates"
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