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Camp Abbot, Ore., Jan. 29, 1944
On Fate of Jugs
Taken by MP's
When the M P’s at the bus sta
tion pat that bulge on your side
and tell you you’ll have to leave
that bottle with them, there’s
still a chance to get it back. And
it s all legal and above board.
The military police are enforc
ing two regulations when they
take the liquor from you: the
ordinance against drinking or
carrying alcohol on a common
carrier, and the rule against
having liquor on the post.
I f the bottle has not been op
ened, however, the M P’s will
mark your name, serial number,
and organization on the bottle
and take it to the Provost Mar
shall’s office. It can be picked up
there at anytime within a month
of the date of confiscation.
To get the alcohol, the soldier
must be on a legitimate pass and
walk or have a private vehicle in
which to carry it to town. The
rule about common carriers still
If the bottle is partly empty,
it’s a different story. Should the
bottle be taken away by an o ffi
cer it will be immediately des
troyed. I f MP enlisted men con
fiscate the bottle, they will take
it to the Provost Marshall’s of
fice where, in the presence of
at least two officers, the con
tents will be poured out.
Fire Unit W ell Prepared
To Give Post Protection
It was close to midnight. A
group of soldiers were sitting in
I the latrine playing cards. The
furnace was roaring and the
place was comfortably warm.
All at once, fire broke out!
A hurried telephone call plac
ed the matter in the hands of the
operator. Being new, the girl
rang the fire marshal, instead of
calling the fire department di
rectly. Seven minutes were lost.
Not a long time - seven min
utes, but long enough to lose the
latrine and threaten every build
ing in the area. The unfortunate
incident led to improvements, as
soon as it became evident how
defenseless against fire the camp
Since that time the fire depart
ment on this post, ndw 34 men
strong, has been steadily expand
ing and improving until it is pre
pared to fight any fire quickly
Morris E. Van Sickle started
the department when the camp
was being constructed. There
'jTHIS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ISN'T A GREEK ORNAMENT,'
were three men, under the super
vision of the Area Engineer.
tIT'S THE DIAGRAMjOF^ASOLDIERJHUNTING,FOR.A.VACANT'
They had no fire fighting equip-
| ment; most of their work was
' control and extinguisher place
for having the best platoon Juan J. Norriega; Second pla ment.
toon—Pvts. Earl M. Hagan, Her
In less than six months the de
man Carter, William D. Warren, partment expanded until now
After eating, the fun started
Donald W. Zoph, Bert B. Sore- there an; six trucks—three 500
with group singing. Then came
and Juan G. Rodiguez; ; gallon, one 325 gallon, and two
several numbers by guitarist and
; 300 gallop water pumpers—and
harmonica players. Several fan Third Platoon—Pvts. Frank E. 1 two strategically located fire
tastic stories were told, and a Porter, Charles J. Wagner, stations.
quartet sang a number. The gala Ralph J. Stirrgeon, Armand A.
affair was ended with the sing Renaud, Vivian V. Veath and
cealment now, after one whole
ing of “Show Me the Way to Go Fidel R. Palma: Fourth Platoon
) afternoon of practice.
Gibson, Harley R. Herring, Bill
These numbers, 4-4-4-5-5-4-5-2,
Prizes were awarded to the A. Scambellone and Eddie A.
are the key to the private of the
outstanding men of record day Hanlin.
week. They represent the score
during a break in the program.
Pvts. Philip D. Stephens, Juan
IN REVIEW —Snow balls flew of Pvt. Dell F. Gibson, Fourth
G. Rodriguez, Fidel R. Palma high, wide, low and straight in Platoon, as he finished his record
and Bill A. Scambellone, first the company snow ball fight the. firing on the 500-yard range.
By Pvt. Charles YV. Ferguson to fourth platoons, respectively,
Climaxing four weeks of train received §5 each for the most
ing and a successful record day, improvement. Pvt. Dell F. Gib
a banquet was held in C-58’s ! son also received $5 for being
high scorer in the company.
mess hall last Saturday night.
The menu was headed with
delicious, tender steak, followed
by vegetables and salads, while
pumpkin pie, candy, potato chips
and your choice of cake or beer
brought up the rear. Cigars were
presented to the First Platoon
Those who received passes for
high score or best improvement
in each squad are as follows:
First Platoon—Pvts. Val V. Alex
ander, James P. Wisdom, George
A. Heidbreder, Philip D. Steph
ens, Menford J. Thompson and
day we dodged tanks and dug
Gibson started out like a
fox holes up on the hill. The
chocolate cake from "the bak “house afire” in the cold of the
morning and by noon, after hav
ery” tasted good that day, too.
ing fired slow and sustained fire
The five mile hike with full at 200 yards and slow fire at 300
field packs last week came to an yards, had dropped only seven of
end with the men saying, “ that a possible 125 points. It was then
wasn’t half as bad as the last obvious to everyone that the 196
course record could be broken by
Everyone should know the dif
Gibson’s expert firing contin
ference between cover and con-
ued up to the last shot on the
500-yard range. Ail the preceding
seven had been fours and fives.
The moment was tense. Another
four would beat the previous
record by one, and a five would
beat it by two. Gibson shot it
was a two. His total score was
195 and he didn’t break the
record, but he’s still probably one
of the best ever to shoot on the
Camp Abbot range.
W E L L LOOK W H O ’S HERE
Poestry by Scruggs—
So it ¡«»n't junt an old stump. Just as vvp were* thinking what a nice pla«*** to sit down, up pops this
and scares the devil out of us. It's just another Yankee trick pas«*ed on to KHT( trainees by camou
flage experts of Camp Abbot's Training Division.
These mobile fire fighters are
completely equipped for any fire
hazard. Much of their equipment
is rarely found in the average
city department. VY’ire brooms,
for example, to sweep up pine
needles; and flame throwers, to
use in backfiring.
“ We have a bigger job to do
than a city. A forest fire could
wipe out the entire camp if it
got out of control, so we have to
combat brush fires constantly, as
well as be prepared for the dan
gerous building fires which can
so rapidly consume a frame
builditlg,” explained Assistant
Fire Chief F. V. “ Bud” Russel.
The firemen serve 24 hours on
and 24 off, and each fire station
has a barracks next door for the
men to sleep. Their “ turnouts,”
complete sets of fire fighting
clothing, are on the bench beside
their bod so that they can an
swer a call in a matter of st‘C-
Biggest problem in maintain
ing adequate fire protection is
personnel, the fire chief said. In
the comparatively short time
that this camp has been in opera
tion, twelve men have been call
ed to the service. To remedy this,
a school for fire fighters is in
constant session, with classes in
every phase of the subject each
afternoon. Movies, quizzes, and
lectures make a vital subject in
teresting, and at the same time
train men who will safeguard
Yesterday is loo late soldier.
Yesterday is gone.
The enemy is moving fast.
Their final drive is on.
Records and texts in. French,
Spanish and Russian now are
available at the Special Service
Office for soldiers wishing to
study the language.
Proposed plans for the estab
lishment of classes were aban
doned because of conflicts In
schedules of men registered for
classes, it was announced. Under
the new system instructional
material is checked out in much
the same manner as a book from
the library. Those interested in
obtaining records are requested
to contact the Special Service
Office, 'phone 60.
A11 material is elementary and
self-teaching, enabling the stu
dent to learn basic words and
phrases in from six to eight
Norwich, Conn. (CNS)-Some-
one put the bite on 1,000 sets of
false teeth in a local dental lair-
oratory. Police are seeking the