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Friday, December 24, 1943
A B B O T EN G IN EER
Official camp newspaper, published weekly in the interests of the personnel
of Camp Abbot, Oregon, antler supervision of the Special Service Officer. News
matter pertaining to Camp Abbot m furnished by the Public delations Branch and
is available f o r general release.
Far From Dull
IT S A GIFT
Camp Abbot's Christmas season
will be anything but dull judging
from items listed on a program
The A B B O T E N G IN E E R receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper
Service, W a r Liep't., 205 E. 42nd St., N ew York, N . Y. Credited material may not
published by the Special Service
be republished without permision of Camp Newspaper Service.
Office this week.
Tonight carols by the Bend
ail : 50
Distributed free to camp personnel. Subscription rate to public, by
cents for three months; six months, $1.00; one year. 11.50.
High School choir, a radio broad
cast and concert by the Camp Ab
bot band and selected solo num
bers are on tap for Service Club
audiences. The high school choir
will tour the camp in a bus pro
vided by the Red Cross at 8:30.
Entertainment On and O ff the Post for the Coming Week
Open house will be held at the
club tomorrow. Refreshments will
Band concert, radio show, and carol program at Service Club he served. A 2 p. m. matinee is
at 7:30 p. m.
scheduled at the Post Threatre in
Singing tour of camp by Bend High School choir at 8:30 p. m.
addition to regularly scheduled
Open House at Service Club.
The regular weekly dance will
Informal dance at NCO Club at 8 p. m.
be held at the Service Club Dec
Christmas tree party at W AC day room at 10 a. m.
Dinner and dance at Officers’ Mess at 6:30 p. m.
ember 29, and sports fans will
have an opportunity to witness a
Open House at Service Club.
basketball contest between Camp
Music class graduation for .35th Battalion at Service Club at S p. m. Abbot and Prineyille at the All-
Purpose Recreation Hall. Music
Bingo at Service Club.
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for the dance will be provided by
Weekly dance at Service Club at 8:30 p. m.
the Camp Abbot band. Game time
Basketball game, Camp Abbot vs. Prineville, at All-Purpose Bldg, is 7:30 p. m.
Another edition of “Khaki Kap-
Stag party at Military Police dayroom at 2 p. m., and informal ers>.. regu]ar weekly variety show-
dance at 9.
is set for December 30.
i New Year’s Eve a dance will be
‘ Khaki Kapers" show at Service Club.
held at the Service Club with
Broadcast and dance at Service Club.
music by the Camp Abbot band,
The young lady is Elaine Riley,
Formal dance at Officers’ Mess at 9 p. m.
and at the Post theatre, a mid RKO starlet who creates a traf
Amateur show and midnight matinee at Post Theatre.
night matinee and amateur show fic jam every time she walks on
Open House at Service Club.
the studio’s Hollywood lot. We
Dance at NCO Club at 8:30.
Informal dancing will be on the
heard r u m o r s i never mind
program for the NCO Club
where) that we could find some
Christmas evening, the VV’ac Com
thing just like this in our stock
SATURDAY—“ She’s for Me,” Grace McDonald, David Bruce, pany will hold a Christmas tree
Eddie Lc Baron and orchestra; “ Whispering Footsteps," Rita Quig- party at 10 a. m. and dinner and ing Christmas -but not being in
terested, we pass it on to you.
’s IjNDAY^nd^M O NDAY “Government Girl,” Olivia do Havil- dancing is scheduled at the Offi-
land, Sonny Tufts, Anne Shirley; Army-Navy Screen Magazine; cers Mess from 6:30 to 12 mid-
foreman; Cpl. Joy J. Pile, labor
RKO Pathe News.
TUESDAY—“ Minesweeper,” Richard Arlen, Jean Parker;
The Military Police day room foreman and Pvt. E l m e r E.
“ Music Will Tell" (short); "Task Force," (short).
1 m h
s c e n e o f a e t a e n a r t v Klotz, stone cutter.
WEDNESDAY -“ Holiday Inn," (revival), Bing Crosby, Fred
be the scene of a stag party
Capt. Thomas M. Huber, as
Astaire; Community Sing.
at 2 P’ m’ and an informal dance
sistant executive officer, was
THURSDAY and FRII>AY—"The Gang's All Here,” Alice Faye, at 9 p. m.
James Ellison, Carmen Miranda, Benny Goodman and orchestra.
A formal New Year’s Eve dance program chairman.
RKO Pathe News.
____________________________________ will be held at the Officers' Mess
at 9 p. m. with music by the ERTC
pickles were served. Candy and dance orchestra and a floor show, C H U R C H
R IT E S
Jewish Members Enjoy
LOCATION OF CHAPELS
Social Hour at Chapel
Members of the Jewish faith The party was under the aus- an<f their guests will attend a New Post Chai»el, Rid*. 20g ; llt h Gp. Chapel.
Bid*. 1255: 12th Gp. Chapel. Bldtr. T'.-i ;
enjoyed a social hour in the 11th pices of the Jewish Welfare
Hospital services, Red Cross Recreation
News Year’s Day.
Group chapel following observ League.
ance of Hanukkah, a Jewish holi
Friday, 7:00 p. m. Post Chapel
day, at the Post Chapel Tuesday
War Ixtnd.s ami stamps build
ships and bombers. Buy them
Kosher meat s a n d w i c h e s , now.
Christmas Eve, confessions
from 6:30 to 11:30 p. m., followed
by midnight mass in Post Chapel.
of tyranny and is an analogy
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Christmas, Mass at 9:30 a. m. in
comparable to the fight today
12th Gp. Chapel. Sunday. Masses
with the forces of Hitler," he de available for persons awaiting at 7:15 a. m. and 6:30 p. m. in
Post Chapel. Mass daily in Post
Previously it was necessary
Chapel at 5:15 p. m., except
Chaplain William H. Andrew
for persons making long dis
also made brief remarks in tance calls to use public phones. Thursday and Friday at 7 a. m.
which he paid tribute to mem Pay stations in the camp are lo- Study Club Wednesday at 7 p. m.
bers of the faith and the pleasure cated at thP llth and 12th Group
he had enjoyed in serving under Post Exchanges, the Station
The W olf
“ May this flag inspire you to Colonel Besson and being asso- Hospital, the bus station at Cen-
be better soldiers and better ciated with Chaplain Goldburg.
ter street and Warehouse ave
The Chaplain's Hag is o f pale nue and in Building G-1701 in
men,” Col. Frank S. Besson,
ERTC commander, told an audi blue silk in the center of which the WAC Company area.
ence of almost 100 service men are replicas of the tables of
and women in dedicating the stone given to Moses on Mt.
Jewish chaplain’s flag at the Cinai. It is surmounted by the
Star Of David.
Rost Chapel Tuesday night.
Written contributions, art work and photographs are solicited and should be
directed to the Public Relations Branch, Poet H(1 q &. Annex, Bldg. 202. Telephone
Abbot ’n Around
By Colonel Besson
Military personnel of Camp
Abbot were advised by the Hous
ing Board this week to discour
age their families and friends
from visiting Bend because of
an acute shortage of housing fa
An announcement in the Daily
Information Bulletin quoted the
executive secretary of the Bend
Chamber of Commerce as say
ing every available housing fa
cility in which babies and small
children can be accommodated
has been filled and it is doubh-
ful any additional accommoda
tions can be located, at least un
til after the holiday season.
Sought for Show
There’s still room on the list
for amateurs wishing to com
pete in the Post's amateur con
test to be held at the Post Thea
tre preceding the midnight mati
nee New Year’s Eve, Pvt. Sey
mour Goldston, master of cere
monies, said yesterday. A num
ber of promising acts already
have been registered but more
The contest is open to all sol
diers, whether they were pro
fessionals in civil life or not,
and all types of acts are accepta
ble. First prize is S15 in cash
and second prize. S10. Other
prizes also will be offered. For
those whose performances fail io
meet with the audience’s disap
proval there’li be the hook.
Contestants wishing to regis
ter are requested to call the Spe
cial Service Office, 'phone 60, or
Private Goldston, 'phone 41.
in 12th Gp. Chapel.
Services at 10 a. m. Christmas
and 7:30 p. m. Sunday at Post
Chapel. Services at Post Theatre
at 7:15 a. m. Sunday.
Christmas, Catholic Mass, 8:30
a. m., following confessions, in
Red Cross Recreation Hall. Sun
day, Mass at 9 a. m., following
confessions, in Red Cross Rec
L. D. S. Service, llth Group
Chapel at 7:00 p. m. Christian
Science service, 12th Group
“ This flag shares honor with
the Christian chaplain's flag ami
Is a symbol of (he joint purpose
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of Judiasm and Christianity," he
For the benefit of soldiers tive officer; M a j. Charles C
ptedication of the flag was co who were (or will he) surpris Hull, director of repairs and
incident in observance of Hanuk
ed to find free cigarettes on utilities: Capt. Smiley Raburn,
kah, a Jew ish holiday, similar to their mess hall tables or in chief of the schools branch;
the Christmas festival observed their barracks this week and Capt. John V. Banks, in charge
by the Christian world.
wondered (or would have) of design; Capt. Howard F. Mc-
The services were under the w her*- they came from, here’s Keown. in charge of construc
direction of Chaplain Norman the answer to the mystery: tion: Lt. James R. Rogers, in
M. Goldburg, who said it was the Nome 7,0<M) C a m e I cigarette charge of logging operations: T/-
first flag of its kind ever t o ' were given to (am p Abbot by Sgt. William M. Corts, NCO in
grace a chapel in the many the R. .1. Reynolds Tobacco charge; Sgt. Ernest C. Holtz of
Arm y posts where he had been Company as a feature of the the woodworking ship; Sgt. Don
organization's “Thanks to the ald E. Kramer, lumber yard:
Chaplain Goldburg traced the Yanks" program.
Sgt. Elmer L. Spenser, sawmill:
history of the Jewish holiday
; Sgt. Arthur J. Mercure, finish
which originated, he said, sev
Pass The ENGINEER To An carpenter: Cpl. John D. Shim-
eral centuries before the Chris other Abbotman— He'll Appreci- sky. stone and metal worker: ■
tian era. "It dates back to an age ate It.
Cpl Joseph F. Krejci, carpenter
Of Acute Housing
Shortage in Bend
. now that we re off—what II you miss th moít'," ',