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About Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 11, 1943)
W a r Department Tightens Up
O n A ll Disability Discharges
Do your Christmas mailing
That is the plea of the postof-
fir-e department, which warns
that unless that admonition is
heeded a great percentage of
this year's mail will not be re
ceived until after Christmas.
Soldiers stationed at Camp
Abbot can co operate and also
make sure their yuletide gifts
reach the addressees by the holi
day by doing their Christmas
The Camp Abbot postoffice
starting last week will bo open
c ch Wednesday night until 9 p.
it'., to facilitate mailing. Lt.
Joseph S. Siekler, postal o fficer,' was falling, all to make life more
r ported that while the holiday pleasant for combat engineers
n ail has begun to climb a con on the march. At 1300 came the
s'. ierahly greater volume must message that the enemy had
bo attained almost immediately landed and the company pre
if all Christmas packages are pared for combat. Crossing the
to arrive at their destination i iver in waves of assault boats,
i; time. He urged everybody to the company charged the hills.
n ail their packages now and By slow advance the “enemy”
mark them "Do Not Open Until was driven back. Then came
the final charge and the hill was
“ Transportation lines are heav ours. It was the first time this
ily burdened with war materials problem had been worked in a
a id personnel,” he said: "These snowstorm. Despite the weather
r ust be given preference over handicap. Company B came
C uistmas gifts when facilities within one point of breaking the
are limited. Gifts cannot be per range record, with a score of
mitted to interfere with the 60.8. Co. A, of the 51st Bn., un
t ansportation of arms and sup der ideal conditions, m a d e a
plies to our fighting forces. Th .»
score of 07.8.
only solution is to mail now.”
An interesting sidelight on the
bivouac was the complaining of
the Southern boys at walking in
the snow. Pvt. Hahn, of the
third platoon, formerly a resi
dent of Louisiana, reported he
was stepping three feet and
B y P v t. -lack D em en t
slipping back two and one-half.
Company I? welcomes Sgt. Not much progress there.
Fiienninger, formerly of Com
pany A. 51st Engi'. Ting. Bn.,
Some strange Christmas pres
v. ho replaces Sgt. Evans as Hist ents were bought on the half
Sergeant. Sgt. Evans has report day granted for that purpose
ed to Camp Lee where he enters to visit Bend last week. Any
t ie Quartermaster Officers Can takers on a i>et that half of
ti date School.
those presents never get home?
B - 52
BETTER L A T E
T : IAN NO NOTICE: Cpl. Hlg
g ns’ heir is a boy, nine pounds,
t tree ounces. Congratulations,
Saturday, December 11, 1943
A new record for the high
jump was established in the
Third platoon barracks, Sunday
night. Seems that Bavaro was
d’seussing merits of various
states when Sgt. Lawrence set
o ff a firecracker under his
chair. No measurements were
made, but reliable reports have
it that he jumped at least seven
That much talked of 23. mile
I ke and bivouac became a fact
t te past week end, with the third
platoon setting a terrific pace.
The company left the area at
145 for the iiist leg of the hike.
At UGO tile company bivouacked.
Records reveal that Co. B is
The following morning snow on top of the heap in the 52nd
In a sweeping statement which completely rescinds all
other directives with respect to discharges, the War De
partment, in an effort to make the best possible use of
manpower, has directixl via circular 293, Nov. 11, 1943,
that reclassification, reassignment, and additional training
be utilized in an effort to make every man in the Army
--------------------------------------------- serve in the capacity for
CQ overheard him say in the
mess hall, "How can they ex-
pect me to be on time when no
one wakes me? I ’m not auto-
i matie, you know!’
which he is best fitted,
‘ The discharge,” states the
War Department, of men who
can render effective service is
prohibited. On the other hand
the retention of men unable to
It looks like we ll either have Pe lf° rm a reasonable day's work
, for the army is wasteful.” En-
to construct a chow gong, or
. , .
. listed men who are physically
without chow, judging some in-
„ unable to render useful military
cidents t h a t happened at the c o l s ; i n et i n u n t/ a c c i o n m o n r . t .. h o * r
service in any assignment that
mess hall door the other morn
can reasonably be made avail
able will be discharged immedi
ately under the provisions of AR
I f the ice doesn’t melt pretty
615-360. I f overseas, they will
soon on the company street,
be returned to the United States
we’ll have to construct a static
line. I speak as the voice of ex
Since the term “limited ser
vice” has been abolished in the
_ . „ , „• ,
. . . . . . terminology of the War Depart-
merit, some enlisted men have
he will make him a pair of spats
been under the misapprehen
out of his leggings after the
sion, that all heretofore limited
service men would have reason
battalion. “ Natcherly, natcher-
ly,” we’ve one complaint. No
medals yet. These experts are
clamoring for those decorations.
B y P v t G le n N a n c e
A wave of good news hit the
company Monday at the mess
hall. It was reported that we
would have our parents stop
writing to us. for we would not
be here to receive the mail. Of
course, the. strong implication
was, that we will bo getting our
furloughs soon. Even though
the traveling w i l l be a little
tough, we w i l l stand a good
chance on getting home in time
to help trim the tree and cele
brate the favorite holiday with
our parents. W e’ve worked a
long time foj this, we only hope
that we don’t get a let down.
The night fireman, Pfc. Jean
Arthur makes a habit of taking
in stray animals these cold
nights. I find the latrine full
of dogs, and the orderly room
full of cats. He says this pre
By the time this issue is out,
Sgt. Ralph Kembel will have re
turned from his furlough. We
have surely enjoyed the peace
and quiet during his absence,
but all good things must come
to an end.
C H U R C H RITES
LOCATION OF CHAPELS
Post C h a p e l , BMjr. 208; llt h Gp.
Bid;?. 754 ; Hospital Chapel in Red Cros9
Chapel, PId*r. 1256 ; 12th Gp. Chapel,
Pvt. Calvin Robinson »remark
ed when he heard the announce
Friday, 7:00 p. m. Post Chapel
ment, "W hy should I have them
stop writing? they all stopped a (Blgd. 208).
long time ago.”
Confessions Saturday, Post
Sgt. Sawyer is looking to the Chapel. Masses at 9 a. m. and
day when we shove o ff so he 6:30 p. m. Sunday at Post Chapel
can enjoy a little peace and quiet Masses daily, except Thursday
betore the next bunch of rookies at 5:10 p. m. at Post Chapel
Choir rehearsal 7 p. m. Tuesday.
Studv Club. Wednesday, 12th
A certain member of the com Group Chapel, at 7:30 p. m.
pany resents tieing called "pri -Bldg. 754.. Mass. Wednesday,
vate.” Until he gets a higher Post Chapel, (Bldg. 208), at 6:30
rating we will decide to call him p. m.
Services Sunday at 10 p. m.
After shaking and yelling and and 7:30 p. m. in Post Chapel.
waking a whole barracks to get (Bldg 208i.
a certain sound sleeping KP out
of lied the other morning, the
Catholic confessions at Red
Cross Recreation Hall at 7 a.m.
Sunday. Mass (visitors invited)
at Red Cross Recreation Hall at
7:30 a. m. Sunday. Protestant
service at Red Cross Recreation
Hall at 10 a. m. Sunday.
YANKS REPAIR RAILROADS
*°r d,ischa‘ f fro™
Clrcular 293 specifically defines
the meaning of that category of
that will take place are those
of individuals, who, by virtue of
their disability, will be unable
to perform the tasks assigned to
them. I f an individual is unable
to perform the tasks assigned
to him in the Ground Forces, he
may be switched to the Service
Forces where they are tasks
concomitant with his particular
physical abilities. Before such
a transfer is to t a k e effect,
every effort will be made to find
an assignment w i t h i n the
Ground Forces which the man
is able to perform.
The fact that a man does not
meet the physical requirements
for induction under MR 1-9 does
not indicate that he has reason
for discharge. .If there is any
job to which he might be trans
ferred in either the arms or the
, . ,,
serv,ces> whlch he ls P ^ ’f^ a lly
able to perform he will be re
tained in the service.
The circular follows closely an
intensive survey of personnel
" hich is ***"8 conducted by the
Personnel Branch of the War
Department to determine the
qualifications of individuals for
their present jobs and the avail
ability of personnel for other as>
The Army will continue to in
duct men who do not meet the
minimum requirements for gen
eral service and use them in
positions where their physical
disabilities will not impair their
performance of duty.
Los Angeles (C N S )—When a
robber pointed a gun at J. A.
Halcomb, a service station opera
tor, Halcomb sang out: "Lay
L. D. S. Service, llth Group that pistol down." The robber
Chapel at 7:00 p. m. Christian dropped his gun and fled.
Science service, 12th Group
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tiful red-headed Rita, now Mrs.
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He promised in return that he
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pitude under federal, state or
local laws, or that she had con
ducted herself in any manner
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Hollywood is wondering.
IF Y O U get lost returning from a mis
sion. it is safer to retrace your steps until
you recognize a familiar landmark than
to proceed and possibly run into enemy
traps or patrols
lOR.M T H E habit o f noting landmarks
in the daytime A landmark familiar at
night may remind you o f the position of
another, in relation to it.