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Camp Abbot, Ore., Jan. 29, 1944
Many ASTP Men
To 25 Soldiers
t ~jp. 2cwS'?T"i DCliC
r.tr. Service Com-
d v a r io r . of the
rr-i T raining Pro-
Sprv .cf F o r--'
S j CO tra.r-tr^ ^ .. oo have c
.«■• joents tnrougcotit toe O r .
rrand totals nearly i ' > v r j * r :
I- iiitw a n t
ir.g Division head. ir. h. ? report
to G eneral McCoach.
The report was submitted .r.
connection with the rec ce t re*
a l i g n m e n t oi Headquarters
N.nth Service Contmaad based
upon the changing nee*is of the
war effort. Reorganization of
headquarters resulted in the
Army Spec;j..zed Training Divis
ion. formerly the Army Special
•zed Training Branch, being
placed under the command o f the
I > rector of Military Training.
The ASTV estimated produc
tion schedule in this Command
calls for a graduation class turn
over of 2000 trainees monthly by
June 1, this year. The National
rate o f graduates will exceed
10.000 by that time.
Trainees, who are enrolled in
language, engineering and sev
eral professional field subject
courses, are selected through
competitive examination a n d
only soldiers with the highest
qualifications and abilities are
eligible for admission for special
Available to a r«pted trair.ee>
are 17 different ; area and lang-
uage courses, sex-
courses as well as
fessional field sul
from 9 to
The soldi", s w*
tAbllsht?J At r ' b
25 is spent in lectu
6 in physical trai
A survey of a r.t
A r m v
showed that manv
ments in •
t ions Oth
Engineers. Samt i
I'm» 2>gna. Lnoio Lab.
I? > a rt ■'arioas to know why we ran the picture of the. stump, see the next page and find out.
A;.* Forces and other branches
of the service.
The primary arm. of the AST
Program, is to tram soldiers for
the ingest duties they are cap-
a.i> of performing in. specialized
fields v .'.ere the Army has great
SHOULD W E?
Trainees Taught Vital
Role Camouflage Plays
“I would a- soon enter battle without arms as without
camouflage." The speaker was Gen. G. P. Summerall.
former chief of -taff of the United States Army, but the
statement reflects perfectly the attitude of the Camp Abbot
Training Division towards this important battle activity.
Should we complain of the little
Concealment, often thought to -------------------------------------------------
When the Boys are giving so be the chief object o f camou able from the real thing.
Maj. Nichols maintains camou
flage. is only a part of its work.
Should we complain of rationing.
flage is nothing but good com
The like of this, and such?
mon sense. In an air war such
the Pioneer Section o f training. as this one, he explains, the
Should we complain while the explained as important as hid- avoidance of regularity in form
Boys out there
iag military strength and activ ity and shadow, and the careful
Are crawling through mud and is the job of making the enemy matching of color and texture
se*» what is desired.
with the terrain becomes a mat
With bodies wounded, bleeding
For example, the Chinese, no ter of survival.
toriously short o f equipment.
Chief camouflage officer. Capt.
To make the world free again? have again and again built William F. Marcuson. Jr., learn-
dummy trucks and planes to ed a lot about techniques from
Should we complain while the draw enemy fire and tie up actual battle service in Australia
Boys in the skv
•roops ar.d arms The Germans, and New Guinea. He came di-
earlier in the war. built dummy reetly from the Pacific area to
airfields all over the Low Coun- Camp Abbot.
*: ies to draw the bombs of the
Other members of the training
RAF, and for a long time were cadre also are well qualified for
their assignment. S Sgt. Don L.
The two-fold job of camou- Dunkiee was an instructor in
flage is taught to the trainees interior decorating at New York
t three different periods University before joining the
basic training. During
my. ar.d T Sgt. Nicholas Stecco
m third w ,• -k. recruits spend and Pfc. Franz \V. Roppenecker
day in the field rigging are graduates of the camouflage
fo x h o le with, entrenching tools school at Ft. Belvoir. Virginia.
and learning to conceal the scene
of their excavations. This train
Melrose Park, Pa. (CNS> The
W ith a bullet riddled side
ing is consolidated with field for
Union Society for the Detection
Looks up at his commander
of Horse Thieves and the Recov
With a grin that's grinning
The next week, the engineer
ery of Stolen Property cancelled
trainees are shown how to fold its annual meeting when it dis
and use camouflage nets. They covered that there weren't any
Should we complain o f any-
weave nets with vari-colored gar horse thieves around any more
lands to meet the reeds o f a par- and that all the town's horses
When we think what our Boys
problem. Then they apply were working.
their learning practically by drap
I couldn't utter a single word.
ing trucks and erecting a flat-
I'd be too ashamed, wouldn't
top over a machine gun nest.
Weaving nets is a regular en
By Irene Elizabeth Sutton. gineer job the otherarms usual
ly receiving nets already woven
to match the terrain.
Pittsburgh 'CN Si -Sitting in
In the eighth week, the men
the living room of his home.
spend a whole day in the forti
Clarence Zeise heard a woman
fications area. Here they lay out
scream. He dashed into the
and camouflage an entire posi
street and found that the woman
tion — m a c h i n e gun emplace
was his 35-year-old wife. She
ments. foxholes, and flat-tops.
was sitting on a man. "He grab
At this time, the men are
bed my purse and slugged me."
shown a special exhibit — a
she explained. "Then I guess I
museum o f camouflage, in a
lost my temper "
sense. They are marched down
a wired-off lane where they pass
San Antonio, Tex iCNS
A dummy trucks, mock airplanes,
local newspaper recently ran this a c l e v e r l y contrived hollow-
advertisement: "W ill swap sev stump. shaped to accommodate
eral pairs o f nylon hose for one an observer, and rocks made of
But Sir1 I m i i r » f d you
baby b u g g y "
burlap and wire, indistniguish-
Twenty-five Camp Abbot sol-
diers received the Good Conduct
Medal i ribbon until after the
war), and two members of the
Wac Company were given the
Women's Army Corps Service
Medal at a retreat parade by the
57th Engineer Training Bat
talion Tuesday. Col. Frank S.
Besson. ERTC commander, pre
sented the awards.
The service medal, awarded
for honorable service in the
WAAC and subsequent enlist
ment in the WAC, was present
ed to Lt. Helen Martin, theatre
.fficer, and Cpl. Claire V. Beech
Enlisted men who received the
Good Conduct Medal are T Sgt.
Benjamin Fedezyszyn, T Sgt.
Glenn E. Lachenmyer, S Sgt.
Francis C. Barter, S Sgt. J B.
Gatlin and Sgt. Donald F. Owen
band', all of Service Company;
S Sgts. Thomas G. Simerlink,
Stanley A. Likwartz, Davis W.
Mosby. Robert J. Fackler and
Gilbert Chamberlain, all of Sup
ply Company; S Sgt. Gilmer S.
Mustain, Supplemental Train
ing Company; Sgt. Sneed VV.
Curlee, Casual Company; S Sgt.
James C. Childers and Cpl. Ed
gar D. Loar, Medical Detach
ment; 1st Sgt. Gerald W. Wel
don. Co. B. 51st Battalion; Sgt.
Kirby G. Schibner, Co. B. 52nd
Bn.; Sgt. Otto J. Bohn. Co. C,
52nd Bn.: 1st Sgt. Ralph G.
Rothwell, Co. C, 53rd Bn.; Sgt.
Vincent G. Ryan, Co. C, 54th
Bn.; Sgt. Lewis C. Mauzy, Co.
B. 55th Bn.; Cpl. Albert J. Di
Frank. Headquarters Detach
ment, 12th Group; S Sgt. Ray
mond E. Thomas. Co. A. 56th
Bn.; Sgt. Herman Fischer. Co.
C. 57th Bn.; S Sgt. Denny J.
Bellucci, Co. C, 58th Bn., and
S Sgt. Thomas L. Hall, Co. A,
Room Is Popular
The 11th Group Reading and
Writing Room, located in the
former Group Library Building
which was opened as an experi
ment, is rapidly proving to be
one of the most popular re
treats on the Post.
Quiet atmosphere, homey fur
niture. handy writing desks and
new Abbot stationery make this
the perfect answer to a hard
day’s training. The 54th Bn.,
which is primarily responsible
for the maintenance of the room,
is receiving the gratitude of the
By Sgt. Jerry Goodfarb
Hq Det. 11th ET Group
San Francisco tCNS)—A SI.-
500,000 suit for Infringement of
patent was held up by the U. S.
marshal here because the plain
tiff's complaint failed to include
an extra dime for the marshal's