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About Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 27, 1943)
Saturday, November 27, 1943
ilm e r Non Corns Dance
At Club Tonight
Daisy May Faces
Loss of Stripes
For Going AWOL
S/Sjjt. Daisy May, o f the
VVac company, faces the loss
Members of the Non Corns
of her chevrons.
club will celebrate the Thanks
Official camp newspaper, published weekly in the interests o f the personnel
It appears that Daisy May
o f Camp Abbot, Oregon, under supervision of the Special Service Officer. News
matter pertaining to Camp Abbot is furnished by the Public Relations Branch and
declines to take her job seri
dance in the game room of the
is available for general release.
ously and follows members of
club. Wives and girl friends will
Written contributions, art work and photographs are solicited and should be
the company to their various
directed to the Public Relations Branch, Poet Hdqs. Annex, Bldg. 202. Telephone
posts when they leave the
furnished by a band under the
The ABBOT ENGINEER receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper
area after breakfast. At
Service. War Dep't., 205 E. 42nd St., New York, N. Y. Credited material may not
direction of S/Sgt. Jack Hayes.
be republished without permisión of Camp Newspaper Service.
Club officers announced this the outset of her desire to go
week that a snack lunch bar will AW O L from duty the matter
Distributed free to camp personnel. Subscription rate to public, by m ail: 50
cents for three months; six months, $1.00; one year, $1.50.
be available soon. An electric was passed over. She was then
grill has been purchased and var threatened with company pun
ious types of sandwiches will be ishment, but the wanderlust
available. A coffee urn has been desire to see more of Camp
purchased and the real nectar in Abbot was too much.
The VVacs remember the
lieu of the rather weak G. I. will
Entertainment On and O ff the Post for Week
ease of "Smoky” who boldly
November 28 to December 4
deserted the company to join
Several new rules have been up with an engineer training
promulgated aimed at improv battalion. They had hoped
Formal Dance, USO, Bend, 8 p. m.
ing the deportment of the club Daisy May would live up to
Open House, Service Club, Camp Abbot.
! and additional luxuries will soon the tradition o f the corps and
Breakfast Hour, 11 a. m. USO Bend; Buifet Lunch, 3-5 p. m.; 4:30- \ be in evidence in the library be a good VVac.
However, “ Snowball," the
room. Table tennis continues to \
Open House, Service Club, Camp Abbot.
be the club’s most popular in- tailless eat who stays right on
Classical Music Hour, Guest House Lounge, Camp Abbot.
j door sport.
the ball is some comfort to the
Games, Service Club Camp Abbot.
company. “ Snowball” prefers
Game Night, USO Bend, 8 p. m.
to confine his wandering.-, be
tween the orderly room and
Bingo, Service Club, 8:00 p. m.
Card Party, USO, Bend, 8:00 p. m.
the mess hall.
Dance, Service Club, Camp Abbot, 8-10:30 p. m.
Stamp Collectors Club, USO Bend, 8 p. m.
Bingo Party, USO Bend, 8 p. m.
Special Show, Service Club, Camp Abbot, 8 p. m.
(Continued from Page One)
ammunition was carried aboard
| his ship. On one trip he recalls,
Quiz Contest, USO Bend, 8 p. m.
Spelling Bee, Service Club, 8 p. m.
and which was to an unnamed
1 port in New Caledonia, after the
Dance, USO Bend, 8 p. m.
.; cargo was unloaded it was neces-
j sary to return with water bal-
.! last. But so perilous was the re
S ATU R D AY—“ Henry Aldrich Haunts a House,” Jimmy Lydon, turn trip with even this ballast
Charlie Smith, Joan Mortimer; “ Gildersleeve on Broadway,” : at times the ship listed to a 45
Harold Peary, Billie Burke.
SUNDAY and MONDAY—"Guadalcanal Diary,” Preston Foster, degree angle, almost a danger-
Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix; Added Attractions—“ Good Night 1 ous position for any ship.
Rusty,” “ Madcap Models," RKO Pathe News.
Sgt. Denk has shipped before
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY— “ In Old Oklahoma,” John Wayne, the mast intermittently since
Martha Scott, Albert Dekker; Added Attractions—“ Army-Navy 1932. He was inducted in the
Screen Magazine,” Community Sing, "Hits of the Day.”
THU RSDAY and FR ID A Y—"Riding High,’.’ Dorothy Lamour, Dick Arm y when he remained ashore
Powell, Victor Moore; Added Attractions—“ This is America,” two months following his exper-
RKO Pathe News.
, ience in the Southwest Pacific,
a rest he said was necessary
after such harrowing experien
ces. He was inducted in July,
took his basic training at Camp
Abbot, and is now attached to
the officers’ mess in the capacity
of head baker.
(Continued From Page One)
A beginners class in dancing
pounds in weight during his first
fo r G I’s who would rather be on
few weeks at the training camp.
the floor than be wall flowers, I On the basis of our large army,
w ill be held each Friday night in it is estimated that 12 per cent
By Sgt. Curt Foreman
a room immediately above the of the total poundage of meat
How did you meet your wife?
USO club in Bend. Competent available for this year goes to A few of our better barracks
the soldiers. The remaining 80 philosophers were kicking that
instructors will bo available, as
per cent is used by civilians, it
w ill members of the Bend Junior self indicating that fair and pro one around the other night, and
some dandies cropped up. In
Hostesses. Complete privacy is portionate share is computed on
fact, it finally got ankle-deep
assured so no dog fact' need be a mathematical basis. This can and the boys had to roll up their
only be accomplished with ac trousers and wade out. But one
curate control by military effi MP, a former paratrooper who
ciency and co-operation of mili
had the misfortune to bail out
in a thing somebody assumed
LOCATION OF CHAPELS
was a parachute, got o ff the best
Post C h a p e l . Bldir. 20«; 11th Gp.
of the bunch.
Bldg. 754: Hospital Chapel in Red Crotta Service Club Now Boosts
Chapel, Bldg. 1265 ; 12th Gp. Chapel,
Seems that our hero was flit
Lost, Found Department
ting from joint to joint, engaged
Establishment of a lost and
Friday, 7:30 p. m. Post Chapel found department in the Service in a little elbow calesthentics,
and having all the fun in town,
Club for patrons who are absent
when he inadvertently found
minded or just plain don’t give
Confessions Saturday, Post a damn was announced by Mrs. himself in conversation with a
Chapel. Masses at 9 a. m. and Helen Smith, club director, this trio of strangers—two girls and
a man. Well, seems that the
6:30 p. m. Sunday at Post Chapel. week.
trio was also pleasure-bent, aft
Masses daily, except Thursday,
Collected to date: Two keys,
at 5:10 p. m. at Post Chapel. a compact, a lady's blue sweater, er a fashion, but the man was
Choir rehearsal 7 p. m. Tuesday. a plaid scarf, a pair of brown simply an old meanie. Tcmpus
PROTESTANT SERV ICES
anklet socks (presumably for Fugits. More elbow calesthen
Service Sunday at 10 p.m., female) and half a "dog tag” tics. Then one word let to an
Post Chapel (Bldg. 2081. At 6:00 bearing the name of Donald other, as words invariably will,
p. m. services for 56th Bn., Moyer. Owners are requested to and Old Meanie got up and
(quarantine) at 12th Group reclaim their belongings as soon smacked Our Hero right in the
puss! Don’t ask why. N o one
Chapel and at 7:30 p. m. Post as possible.
knows. Not even Our Hero. And
maybe not e v e n Old Meanie.
Pvt. Ilal McCullough, star Nevertheless, a broken hunk o'
Catholic conlessions at Red
Cross Recreation Hall at 7 a.m. Cornell halfback in 1939 and man lay on the floor, while Old
Sunday. Mass (visitors invited) '40. can't shake the number 63. Meanie took one of the girls by
at Red Cross Recreation Hall at He wore 63 on his jersey when the arm and. puffing elaborate
7:30 a. m. Sunday. Protestant he r;yi wild for the Big Red ly on his cigar, strode trium
service at Red Cross Recreation teams of Carl Snavley and now phantly out, leaving the other
he’s been assigned to the 63rd girl kneeling beside the pros
Hall at 10 a. m. Sunday.
Infantry division at Camp Van trate form.
“ You poor, poor man;" a soft,
L. D. S. Service. 11th Group
v arm voice floated delicately in
Chapel at 7:00 p. m. Christian
Pass The ENGINEER To An to his ringing ears, and Our
Science service, 12th Group j other Abbotman— He'll Appreci Hero heart! the angels sing. His
rear echelon was guided some
USO Dance Class
Notes From the
C H U R C H RITES
For Study In
Thirty members of the 54th
Engr. Trng. Bn., who for the
past month have spent one hour
each evening in small instru
ment and singing classes were
rewarded with certificates of
proficiency signed by the ERTC
commander at conclusion of
their graduation program in the
Service Club Monday night.
A special program was play
ed by the group who have mas
tered the tonettes and ocarinas
, and the group taking instruc
tion as song leaders really bore
down on the musical notes.
Members of the class were pre
sented with the certificates by
Lt. Col. A. M. Mock, executive of
ficer, who personally thanked
each individual and lauded him
for his willingness to give an
hour of his own time in order
that m u s i c a l entertainment
might be provided for others. He
shook hands with each individu
al as the certificates were award
ed. Major B u r r Adams, com
how into a chair, and his eyes
mander of the battalion, was
opened. There she stood! Femi also present. He, too, showed
nine Perfection! And sooo sym much interest in the class per
In addition of the class pro
Well, Chums, Feminine Per
gram several other acts were
fection is now Mrs. Our Hero.
presented under the direction of
And—guess who Old Meanie is
Lt. Albert P. Willis, and Lt. John
—. Never mind, this will save ,
Spierling, who was in charge of
time: Old Meanie is now Our
the music class.
Pvt. Don Goers imitated Don
ald Duck, and Pvt. W. H. Lewis, a
dier . . . I ’ll hit you so hard and piano solo. Lt. Robert Herring,
so fast it’ll sound like the ap in a song and two encores gave
plause of an amateur's mother! ample proof why he was a star
in Broadway musical shows.
It ’s to be expected—soldiers The audience joined in group
complaining about this and that. singing l e d by Pvt. Warren
(There’s a more robust word for Chamberlin.
it.) Maybe it’s a good thing.
Maybe it provides a vent for totally blind. An 18-year-old kid
pent up steam. But analyze each —blind! How easily he could
individual complaint. Reduce it have given up. But h<! didn’t.
to its basic elements and chances Bob Grimes was not that kind
are you wouldn’t have enough of a man. He developed a high
material for a good, audible ly sensitive touch. Little by lit-
ttle his hands became his eyes.
Last week Pvt. Joe Dangelo This man worked long, strenu
of the Police and Prison staff ous hours against almost unbe-
received a letter from a friend liveable odds. T o d a y , Bob
in San Jose, Calif. Joe began • Grimes c a n dismantle a huge
talking about his friend. T h e ! diesel engine, and put it togeth
more he talked, the more he j er again. He makes his own
was urged to talk. It was an ! precision tools! He is an expert
machinist and mechanic, hold
Several years ago this friend, ing his own with the best . . .
Bob Grimes, by name, was a with men who CAN see.
How about it, lads?
racing driver—and a good one.
He was only 18 years old when,
during a race, his car went over \ Pfc. John Taylor Brickley, son
a wall. The youth was v e r y ' of Charley Brickley, famed Har
badly battered up. But as time vard drop kicker, is attached to
went on, an even more serious an MP company at a South Pa
result developed. He finally went cific base.
You re getting shipped—teach her what you know1'