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About Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 11, 1943)
Saturday, December 11, 1943
Used by Army
M otor Vehicles, Bikes Usage
Cut 25 Per Cent by N S C Rule
The work of saving soldiers’
lives and making fighting men
more efficient is being done in
every theater of operations
through the use of cosmetics.
These cosmetics are used for
camouflage, for preventing skin
chapping and sunburn, and are
reaching Allied soldiers in over
seas theaters of operation in
large quantities, the W ar De
partment announced this week.
The basic object for using cos
metics to camouflage is to elimi
nate the bright reflection quali
ty of the white skin and to ob
scure the pattern of the face.
Paint for face and hand camou
flage has been standardized in
V ic .* .* .
nine colors. Tubes containing
these shades are issued to sol
'" i s she your beneficiary
diers in appropriate areas to
gether with small booklets set
ting forth methods of use.
The research and development —classification. The speed with
branch of the Quartermaster which we were forced to create
Corps is now experimenting to a large army didn’t exactly allow»
provide a chap stick which will , us to sit around and start at the
be efficient at z e r o tempera ceiling and twiddle our thumbs
tures, at 25,000 feet altitude, and and say to each other, "Well,
still be firm enough to use at Jake, how do you think his bird
would fit into that latrine order
Other important aids for the ly job?”
soldier are insect repellents and
It all had to be done quickly.
The second edition of “ Khaki
creams to prevent sunburn. The And, to say the least, it WAS
latter filters ou the sun’s burn done. Of course, all the soldiers Capers,” the regular Thursday
ing rays but allows tanning of didn’t agree with the decision night Service Club variety show,
the skin. Hundreds of thousands that w’as tossed to them, and con emerged this week with several
of two-ounce tubes of this prepa sequently, there has been a lot new selections by old favorites,
ration are in use by allied troops of talk about it. But it must be enlivened considerably by the
music of S/Sgt. Jack Hayes’
on fronts all over the world.
conceded that the classification Camp Abbot dance band.
boys have done and are still do
Largely devoted to vocals, the
ing a fine, although thankless, show featured songs by Sgt.
Harold Friedman of Company
To recall two excellent cases A, 51st Bn., Cpl. Fern Shepherd
of mis-classification, however, a of the Wac Company, Pvt.
man was a Los Angeles police George Kruto, former profes
By Sgt. Curt Foreman
. . . "We, the president of the man for fifteen years. He had a sional opera singer, and Pvt.
United States, the prime min friend, a taxi driver whose ex Buddy Hyde, former Hollyw'ood
ister of Great Britain, and the perience covered a like period. emcee who doubled as master of
premier of the soviet union have The two men were inducted the ceremonies.
very same day, took their two
met these four days . . . ”
One of the top attractions to
See anything unusual about weeks together, then came into the large audience witnessing
the way that paragraph started? the army together.
the performance was a series of
Maybe you’ve already guessed several skits by Cpl. William
It was the Big Three story by
INS, appearing in a Portland it. The taxi driver wound up in Hesse of the Medical Detach
paper. Is there any real reason the M P’s, and the copper became ment. Cpl. Hesse all but maimed
why the Soviet Union shouldn’t a truck driver.
himself giving impressions of a
be spelled with capitol letters?
novice ice skater his first time
Just wondered .that’s all.
One never knows, does one, out but managed to come back
what latent talents simmer to for an encore in which he mim
Well, thi soldier ,to use the the surface under the influence icked a moonstruck astronomy
term in its more liberal sense, of certain forms of mild stimula professor with a tendency to
has finally squared himself with tion. Who, for instance, would wander from the academic
the world. Now he owes as many ever guess that our chief L. O. phases of his subject.
people in Camp Abbot as he was an orchestra leader?
Lt. Robert Herring, Service
* locsn’t owe. That’s even, isn't it?
Yes sir, the land can really Club program director, announc
sell it. And he proved to the at- ed that the “Capers” will be pre
Wonder how far this man isfaction of all concerned t’other sented before patients of the
power shortage thing can go night down to Carrol Acres that Station Hospital beginning next
without something busting loose. he can direct a dance band like week.
Poor old Joe- Pvt. Joseph Dan anything.
gelo, of the Police and Prison
The boys say it was an inspir
staff, was this week by company ing sight: baton in hand, hair
order made acting gadget, which tousled, the various movements
is about time. The poor guy, a executed with all the grace and
buck private until now, and until dignity of a professional.
they thaw out those rating, has
The Christmas spirit will be
been running in nine simultan
gin to assert ¡’self at a Christ
eous directions daily, doing a
mas tree party at the USO in
job of supervising the work of
Bend tomorrow and tighten its
some 75 or 80 trainees who are
sometimes not in the least inter
Either Camp Abbot soldiers hold during a series of song re
ested in being supervised by any want to display their own dainty hearsals to be held at the club
handiwork in wrapping Christ rooms in preparation for a carol
And this provosting job of mas, packages or it’s liable to lx? program at Camp Abbot Christ
ours is like a piece of fly-paper. a lean Christmas back home, a mas eve, Miss Ann McLaughlin,
Try and put it down somewhere check with volunteers participat associate director, announced
—even at night.
ing in the Service Club's Christ this week.
Included in the program for
mas wrapping program indicat
One of the toughest jobs in ed this week. Fewer than a score the party will be decoration of a
the army, we think, is the actual of soldiers have taken advantage large Christmas tape donated by
stipulation of who will do what of the club’s offer to wrap gifts the Lions Club of Bend, a pop-
. corn stringing session and the
for mailing home.
Officers wives who volunteer playing of games.
ANSWER TO PUZZLE
Carol rehearsals will be held
ed their services believe that
afternoons and Tuesday
business business will pick up
evenings beginning tomorrow,
next week, however, and are ad
equately equipped with Christ under the direction of Miss Eliz
mas paper, ribbons, stickers and abeth Boeckli. Carolers will be
good advice. Wrapping sessions drawn from Camp Abbot person
nel and USO Junior Hostesses.
are held from 2 to 4 p. m. daily.
AM soldiers interested in partici
pating are invited to attend.
Tentative plans provide for a
Washington <CNSi — A local
department store has applied for carol program at the Station
license to establish a helicopter Hospital and possibly other
shuttle service between the local Camp Abbot installations Christ
airport and the roof of the store. mas eve.
Of ’Capers' Show
Notes From the
Some 6,000 motor vehicles are
going out of action in the eight
Western states of the Ninth Ser
vice Command under an order
from Major General David Mc-
Coach, Jr., Commanding Gen
eral of the Command, A r m y
Service F o r c e s , to all posts,
camps, and stations for a 25 per
cent reduction of administrative
“Motor” vehicle does not en
tirely describe the reduction or
der which is sweeping enough
to include bicycles.
Tremendous savings in criti
cal tires, gasoline, and parts will
result from the order. In addi
tion, there will be less drain on
diminishing completed automo
Vehicles withdrawn f r o m
posts, camps, and stations will,
in some cases, be turned over to
other governmental agencies,
saving the need of issuing a new
vehicle. Some wilt replace those
worn out in training where re*
duetions can NOT be made with
out jeopardizing important oper
ations. Others will go into stor
age until needed: some will fu r
nish necessary parts for other
To further conserve automo
tive equipment, vehicles which
have outlived their usefulness in
training with tactical units are
being converted into equipment
which will have many hundred
useful miles in administrative
or maintenance work.
For example, command cars
are being converted into pickup
trucks without the use of a sin
gle item of new raw material.
Acetylene torches cut away por
tions of the command car body,
then this same steel goes back
into the pickup truck. Three
“ pilot models” of these conver
sions have been completed at
key Ordnance Shops in the Com
enter this area after a certain
hour. Well, the sergeant soon
got him straightened out and ex
plained that the acting corporal
had given him the wrong set of
By T/4 Eugene Plank
Have you heard the story
That’s the kind of a guard to
about the guard who halted the have around the place, eh girls!!
Wacs and their escorts the other He’ll keep the wolves away.
evening? Well—Company C was
on guard duty and the acting
Then there’s a cute story wo
corporal had posted the guard heard about Sgt. Harry Mac-
in their area and gave him his Sweeney. The other evening wo
instructions. It wasn’t long until were out on a night problem and
the Wacs started to return to coming back along one of tho
their quarters and they were main streets the sergeant was
halted by the alert soldier. They counting cadence as they march
tried to explain to him just who ed along. Suddenly, all was silent
they were, but his instructions no counting was heard by the
were to stop everyone who enter marching men. The platoon kept
ed his post. By and by the M. right on down the street and a
P.’s came along and saw what few seconds later the sergeant
was taking place, pleaded with was beside his men once more.
him to let them pass. Irritated, It seems that it was quite dark
the M. P. sergeant shouted: “ You near one of those culverts, and
better let them pass or I ’ll take the sergeant just toppled into it.
that rifle from you and wrap it
around your damn neck.” The
We of C-54 think that the Ab
guard had already slipped the bot Engineer is really gone to
empty rounds from the chamber town. Who could ask for any
and had put in the live ammuni more reading material. Eight
tion. “ And if seven of you come pages is fine, let’s keep it the
towards nte only one of you will best Engineer paper in the coun
reach me,” he answered. He try.
trembled courageously in his po
sition as he fumbled with the
Jacksonville, 111. (CNSl — A
rifle to see if he were ready for young girl jumped up in the mid
dle of a movie and shouted
Finally the sergeant of the “ Gleeps, I left my baby on the
guard. Jack Cowan, was sum bus.” It was just a gag to prove
moned and after quieting the she could act well enough to get
Wacs in their barracks who were a role in a play, she revealed
shouting to the ones in the later.
street, the guard explained that
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Reprinted from the December iuue of E»quire.