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OREGON ST A r«TI TR^ARY
LET'S KEEP THAT
XM AS GIFTS
C A M P ABBOT, O REG O N
Saturday, December 4, 1943
Camp Leader In NSC Insurance Coverage
ABBOT EMPLOYES TO RECEIVE AWARDS
T U C D A D T A I O C C M fllK IC C Q C
Camp Abbot, the Army’s
newest engineer replacement
training center, although es
tablished only seven months
ago, leads all major installa
tions of the Ninth Service
Command in the percent of
military personnel insured
and average policy.
68 Will Get
Ribbons, emblematic of the
award for Civilian Service
on the basis of six months
satisfactory work at Camp
Abbot, will be presented to
68 civilian employes at 1045
Wednesday morning in the
Post Theater by Col. Frank
S. B e s s o n, E R T C com
Lt. Col. R. D. Turrill, di
rector of personnel, will be
the master of ceremonies and
will introduce Col. Besson.
A special report issued Nov.
22 from the office of the Cam-
manding General at Fort Doug
las shows that 98.7 per cent of
Following presentation of civi
Camp Abbot personnel have Na
awards, John J. O'Connell,
tional Service and U. S. Govern
of civilian personnel,
ment life insurance. The aver
a short speech of ac
age policy also shows the high
behalf of the em
mark attained by the camp and
Music will be by
is listed at $9,974. This is con
by V incent, Post Photographer.
sidered phenomenal in view of A rem arkable photographic study of the new entrance gate to C am p — Photo
the fact that the camp has been on paper before the cadre left Fort Leonard Wood to activate the A rm y's newest KRTC, this replica describing the awards
established but a relatively short of the Corps of Engineers insignia represents m any hours of labor by soldiers who felled, sawed, and R. D. Turrill said: "It Lt. is Col.
put In place the lugs which form this castle. The photographer spent several days in obtaining this policy of the War Department
time in comparison to other unusual
posts in this command.
to recognize the contribution be
The nearest contender to Camp
ing made by its civilian em
Abbot’s top honors was Camp
to the successful prosecu
Roberts, Calif., with the per
the W'ar, and to encour
cent of personnel insured listed
awareness of their
at 98.1, and average policy $7,-1
At Service Club
the achieving of ultimate victory
A discussion of National Ser
Santa Claus will visit the
by presenting to Civilian Em
vice Life Insurance, and the
who have rendered faith
three types of insurance into
which any policy that has been
in effect a year may be con A large audience of Camp Ab
19, a t 4 p. ni.
verted, will be the subject of
discussion over the regular
Music, a C hristm as tree, to take first aid training under vilian personnel who have ren
Camp Abbot weekly radio broad heard vocal selections ranging presents and C hristm as "gotxt- the supervision of the American dered such service in accordance
cast over KBND next Wednes
hillbilly to opera, and wit ies” will be furnished. The Red Cross during the next few i with standards set forth in Col.
day night, 8 to 8:15 p. m. Lt. V. from
and "goodies" will be weeks.
Turrill’s memorandum. These
a burlesque of Mussolini presents
G. Henderson, Special Service
planned for all children regis
include exemplary performance
20-hour course of
officer, who is also insurance and sleight of hand demonstra tered. w hether in attendance will The be standard
assigned ta s k s , setting
officer, and Capt. Dudley S. tion Thursday night when the or not. If the need justifies advanced course of 10 hours to records
achievement, and in
Triplett, will discuss various first edition of Khaki Capers, an special transportation will he civilians attending First Aid Sta spiring of
others to improve the
phases of government insurance
quantity and quality of their
variety show destined provided.
tions or those who expect to ren work.
that may not be clear to all mili all-soldier
P arents are requested to der
Also initiative in devis
tary personnel or their depend ture, was presented at the Ser register their children w ith the
work methods that will
Post Chaplain, Building 208,
be under the direction of Mild- manpower; substantial
Despite the cancellation of sev dress,, and inform ation w heth dred Neilsen, of the office of proving morale and improve
er or not bus transportation
ment in work performance and
saw a well-balanced program. will he required, should be fu r American Red Cross, Camp Ab esprit
de corps; initiative in de
nished for each child. An ad
For Camp Now
of skills of subordinate
the popular Arkansas Trio, a ditional announcem ent regard
and receipt of cash
contribution of the Military Po ing this party will appear in
suggestions that ic -
Although the number report lice Company; songs by Cpl. the next issue of the ABBOT To take care of holiday mail sulted in economy in operation
ing for practice was not up to
Sheppard of the Wac Com ENGIN EER.
ing the Camp Abbot postoffice of the post.
expectations, it is believed that Fern
pany and arias by Pvt. George
remain open each Wednes It was pointed out. however,
n creditable chorus can be or Kruto, former professional opera
until 2100 hours, Lt. that these qualifications would
ganized in time to participate in singer. The magic phase of the Save Those Shrunken Sox; Joseph S. Sickler,
granting of this
the holiday season, according to program was handled by Pvt. The Laundry C a n Fix ’Em has announced. postal officer, not preclude
on Page 5)
Lt. Helen Martin, who is in Jack F. Marick of Company C, If your wool socks come back
from the laundry resembling
charge of the camp's newest
54th Bn., who performed card bootees for a midget, don't curse
PX Dividend $3.586.00
Lt. Martin was more encour and coin tricks. Pvt. Andrew Un and consign them to the nearest
A dividend of $3,586.00 was declared for the month of October
aged by reason of the presence derhill of Casual Company did waste can—The laundry can fix
by the Post Exchange Council. The money was apportioned as’
of seven feminine voices in the the burlesque of Mussolini, and 'em up good as new.
tryout. Previously only soldiers Cpl. William G. Hesse of the All you have to do is turn follows:
5100 for Christmas gift wrapping which will he done at the
had shown up for rehearsal and Medical Detachment was master them in to your supply sergeant
in order to form a good chorus of ceremonies. The program was with a slip listing the siz.e they Service Club by wives of officers who have volunteered to do
feminine voices are necessary. It arranged by Lt. Robert Herring, were originally. The laundry will this work.
them and stretch them
is hoped the chorus will be in
$300 to the Chaplain Fund.
director for the Service re-dip
$270 to be divided equally between the 11th and 12th Groups.
back to size.
sufficient form to sing Christ program
$300 to Station Hospital.
Wool must be laundered at a
mas carols both at the hospital
$400 to Recreation Fund (which also covers cost of publica
certain temperature, Lt. Howard
and Service Club.
I. Pulver, laundry officer, point tion of Abbot Engineer. I
All interested persons are re
$200 to Headquarters Fund.
quested to report for rehearsal The medical detachment band ed out. A few degrees above or
$2,285.75 to the troops stationed at Camp Abbot for their
at the Service Club, Monday made its first appearance at a below and shrinkage is inevi
respective company funds, an average of 41 cents per man.
night, 7:30 p. m. *
hospital dance Thursday night. table.
Of Khaki Capers
At Service Club
Red Cross to