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About Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 20, 1943)
Saturday, November 20, 1943
Broadway Musical Star Now
Service Club Program Chief
the young officer, showin
By T/3 Sunny Graham
“ Little Tommy Tucker sang dimples deep enough to drow
for his supper,” and so did Lt. ’n> “ hut Broadway or army
Robert E. Herring, formerly of camP 1 11 still go on singing!”
Official camp newspaper, published weekly in the interests o f the personnel
o f Camp Abbot, Oregon, under supervision of the Special Service Officer. News
Broadway, now Program Direc
matter pertaining to Camp Abbot is furnished by the Public Relations Branch and
tor for the Camp Abbot Service
is available for general release.
Written contributions, art work and photographs are solicited and should be
directed to the Public Relations Branch, Post Hdqs. Annex, Bldg. 202. Telephone
By Pfc. Milton Beek
A musical «farcer being his am
The Engineer is able to pre
Trainees of A, 59 found they
The ABBOT ENGINEER receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper
sent a sneak preview of just bition “ since I can remember,”
Service, War Dep't., 205 E. 42nd St., New York. N. Y. Credited material may not
what ia in store for enlisted men Lt. Herring studied at the Jul- could bring all their problems to
be republished without permision of ('am p Newspaper Service.
and women o f Camp Abbot on liard School of Music under a pair of very sympathetic cars
..... Metropolitan which adorn the head o f Supply
Distributed free to camp personnel. Subscription rate to public, by m ail: 50
Thanksgiving Day. We can as Edith Braun, the
cents for three m onths; six months, $1.00; one year, $1.50.
sure you beyond all question of Opera Company’s authority on Sgt. McNally. One Sunday after-
doubt that your festive board German diction, going later to noon he was helping a new G. I.
will groan with turkey and trim New York where he trained with make up his mind as to what he
mings. The menu arrangement the same teacher as Frederick would like to do in the army.
is ours but the food belongs to Jagel, world-famed operatic star. After a patient half hour on Me
in 1935, the Radio City Music Nally’s part of explaining the
the Quartermaster, with inspira
Entertainment On and Off the Post for Week
November 20 to 27
tion provided by the spirit of Hall found a place in its celebrity various opportunities open to a
the occasion. Your mess ser line for the e young tenor in the soldier in this modern army, and
geant will undoubtedly provide Opera Series of the Air and pic the constant vetoing of every
Dance, USO, Bend, 8 p. m.
some o f his own embellish- tures in a caretully-kept scrap thing by the hard to suit private,
Open House, Service Club, Camp Abbot.
book show scenes from “I’ Trova Sgt. McNally got disgusted and
tore,” “ La Boheme,” “ Pagliacci,” suggested subtly, “ Well then
Breakfast Hour, 11 a. m. USO Bend; Buffet Lunch, 3-5 p. m.; 4:30-
and “Carmen” with the familial why don’t you go to Chaplain’s
faces of Jan Peerce, Robert OCS?” This struck the lad as
Thanksgiving Service, Post Chapel, 10 a. m.
Open House, Service Club, Camp Abbot.
fine who took it seriously. Mc
! Giblet Gravy
Sage Dressing Weede, and Bruno Castagna.
Classical Music Hour, Guest House Lounge, Camp Abbot.
While at the Music Hall, Lt. Nally told him to come around
...... .. also .....
did solo work on in the morning to fill out his ap-
Graduation Exercises, Small Instrument Classes—54th Bn., Ser
vice Club, 8 p. m.
the programs presented in the plication. By morning however
Game Night, USO Bend, 8 p. m.
Hall auditorium—the largest the good news had gotten
stage in the world and the home around and promptly after police
Bingo, Service Club, 8:00 p. m.
call there were lined up in front
o f The Rockettes.
Card Party, USO, Bend, 8:00 p. m.
’The Show Is On,” a musical of the amazed and bewildered
Thanksgiving Dance, Service Club, 10:30 p. m.
revue starring Beatrice Lille and 1st Sgt. 63 eager applicants for
Stamp Collectors Club, USO Bend, 8 p. m.
Bert Lahr, beckoned next to the “ Chaplain’s OCS.”
ambitious vocalist. A season
Special Thanksgiving Party, USO Bend.
with this hit was followed by
A lot has happened to Cpl.
Talent Show, Supply Company, Service Club, 8 p. m.
two seasons wih a light opera Joseph C. Plano who came to
Quiz Contest, USO Bend, 8 p. m.
company, all works of the im- Fort Leonard Wood with us last
Spelling Bee, Service Club, 8 p. m.
mortal Schubert, sung beneath April for the refresher course
the open skies at a Long Island as Camp Abbot Cadre. While
Dance, USO Bend, 8 p. m.
there he was promoted to supply
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At the time of his induction sergeant. Shortly after arriving
Ing evening, and a dance has into the army, the blonde singer here in May he was occupying
SATURDAY— “ Find the Blackmailer,” Jerome Cowan and
been scheduled for the weekend was on Broadway again, this the desk o f battalion sergeant
Faye Emerson: “ Mr. Mugg Steps Out,” East Side Kids.
SUNDAY-MONDAY— “ Northern Pursuit,” Errol Flynn, Julie at the Non Corns Club. The reg time in “ Dubarry Was A Lady,” i major. He handled this job so
Bishop; Community Sing; RKO Pathe News.
ular weekly dance at the Service which revue he joined after a capably that now he is “ Boss
TUESDAY "Never a Dull Moment,” Ritz Brothers, Frances
year at the International Casino. Man” at B, 58. Oh yes, he’s also
Langford and Mary Beth Hughes; March o f Time, Cartoon, Club on Wednesday will have a
“ Yes, it’s true that the Casino the bouncing father o f a proud
Grantland Rice Sportlight.
WEDNESDAY—“ Son o f Draeula,” Lon Chaney, Louise All-
On the eve o f Thanksgiving chorus girls were six feet tall,” baby girl, 4 weeks old, and is al-
britton; Popeye Cartoon; Popular Science.
reminisced the lieutenant with a ready bragging about the “ mir-
THURSDAY FRIDAY “Thousands Cheer,” Kathryn Gray the Bend High School glee club far-away look in his eyes, “and acles” Bis young daughter can
will sing at a performance in the
son, Gene Kelly, Kay Kyser and Orchestra; RKO Pathe News.
perform. He was elaborating on
, Red Cross recreation room, Sta can they dance . . . ”
Stationed at Fort Leonard these at length one day and tell-
Arise, walk through the ranks
No special program has been W ood at the outset of his army ing how she kicks her feet and
And see your entire Company
at the Service Club career, Cpl. (he was then) Her- grasps her mother’s hair, when
And to your God give thanks,
ring played an active part in one o f the weary bystanders re-
For in the lot, there’s not a blot, I other than the regular weekly
Khaki Kapers, a weekly revue marked, “ Aw the kid’s only
Come see with wondering eye show put on by various compan-
presented by the enlisted men, showing o ff because her old man
By T/4 Eugene Flank
The answer to a C. O.’s prayer,
The complete program for and copped a stellar role in the t is a 1st Sergeant.”
The other day we were in the Three hundred perfect guys.
which will take approx- musical comedy “ Ready On the
54th Bn. infinnary and a bit of
gayety seemed to be all about. And I with solemn tread
j Prelude “ Largo” from Xerxes, show which rocked the post with fireman o f A, 59, sewed on his
W e investigated and this is the
and netted newly
$2100 acquired stripe and of
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Handel, band; Hymn “ God o f Our its excellence,
story Sgt. Casey told us. A sold Fallen, cold and dead.
Fathers” ; Invocation, Chaplain for the Army Relief Fund in course wrote home and told the
ier came on sick call, complain
folks about it. Saturday he re-
i David I. Segerstrom; Thanks- four St. Louis performances.
ing that the nails in his wooden Oh Captain, My Captain,
Coming to Camp Abbot from ceived a letter from his younger
; giving Proclamation, Major Gor
heels of his shoes hurt the fill
don D. Moritz; Scripture, Select- Camp Adair, where he had been sister which started out like
ing in his teeth when the nails Oh why should you be made to
cd, Colonel Aubrey H. Bond: stationed for a year, Lt. Herring this: “ And how- is our one strip-
came in contact with the iron in
Hymn, “ We Gather Together;” expressed pleasure in the policy ed general today?”
the ground. They told him to
Chaplain Norman H. o f Camp Abbot that a singing
change his heels. He replied he The answer is apparent
LT. COL. BESSON HERE
Colonel soldier is a good soldier.
had no tools. The conversation
“ Little did I dream in those
Lt. Col. Frank S. Besson, Jr.,
Frank S. Besson; National An
went on for some time and then That you, in the very prime of
them, “ Star Spangled Banner;” days when I was singing opera of the Office of the Chief of En-
the fellow stormed from the
Benediction, Chaplain Camille J. and musicals that I would some gineers, Washington, visited his
building using to good advant Should from our ranks be
B. Chasse; Postlude, band, "Now day be doing a role in this tre- father, Col. Frank S. Besson,
age the soldiers favorite expres
We All, Our God,” Auger. mendous ‘stage play’ we're all ERTC commander, Sunday and
sion. “ That’s nothing,” said the My Captain doesn't answer,
taking part in now . . .” smiled Monday.
sergeant, “ you should see some
Of the cases that come in from
C-54.” We had one hand dressed And found the damn (4ace clean.
(With apologies to the late Walt
and left quietly.
F U N SCHEDULE
Cpl. Rol)ert Turner, with us
since we first assembled at Fort
Leonard Wood last April, is go
ing to leave us. He is going back
east to a Deisel engine school.
Good luck fellow. The corporal
gave us a poem that was used in
a script of the 54th Bn., orien
tation on a recent Sunday. We
Offer it hen; as a little momen
tum to the corporal.
Oh Captain, My Captain
Oh Captain, My Captain. Our
fearful job is done,
Each G. I. shoe is gleaming and
so is every gun.
Inspection's near there is no
For every button’s shining.
Each uniform's immaculate,
each rifle bore is blinding,
But heart, heart, heart.
Those bleeding rops of red.
In the barracks of the third
My Captain's cold and death
Oh Captain. My Captain,
G Is M ust Buy
The 2nd Platoon, sponsored by
Camp Abbot's new bus depot,
Sgt. Vincent G. Ryan, the 54th
amiable singing instructor, pre which will no doubt be welcomed
sented the corporal with a pock- by GIs who have been long suf
fering from the cold, rain and '
etbook and note folio.
other elements, is now open. It
Well it’s a boy at the Sgt. is located at the corner of Center
Plank’s. The new«x>mer arrived street and Warehouse avenue.
last Friday morning. Co. C Is an One way and round trip tickets
xiously awaiting a report on who to Bend are sold. Early morning,
it looks like and what it weighs. noon and evening pickup will
Sorry fellow, no cigars on the continue. Personnel who have
ticket books may board buses
during rush hours at various
pickup points as in the past.
Patrons who do not have tickets
A 7-year-old boy came into the must purchase them at the bus
hospital at Camp Gray, La., cry station before boarding the bus.
ing over a cut on his leg and
asking for a doctor. The doctor
LOIS SMITH WINS BARS
found the cut more painful than
It's Lt. Lois Smith now. As
serious and explained to the lad Corporal Lois Smith she was one
that the Army couldn't treat o f the pioneers in the Camp Ab
civilians except in cases o f emer bot Special Service setup. Leav
gency. “ Look you,“ sobbed the ing for OCS she successfully
youngster, “ I buy my war completed the course and is now
stamps, don’t I ? ” He was given a commissioned officer stationed
at Camp Gruber, Okla.