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About Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 29, 1944)
Cam p Abbot, Ore., Jan. 29, 1944
61 Movies Keep
One advantage of being in the
armed forces is that you can see
GI Movies. These shows, shown
at Camp Abbot regularly, aver
age 45 minutes in length and are
prepared by the topnotch ex
movie photographers who com
prise the Signal Corps staff.
Only service personnel are per
mitted to see them.
Almost any subject is grist for
the Signal Corps comeramen. A
few recent programs included
such topics as "Mexican Jump
ing Beans,” "Songs of Our Good
Neighbors,” "Football Thrills,”
"Information Please,” "Jap Wea
pons,“ "On to Bataan,” and
"Food—Weapon of Conquest.”
The only thing that the program
features have in common is a
universal interest to G I’s.
The movies are printed on 16
mm reels for simple projectors
available in every camp. They
arrive at weekly intervals and
remain an average three weeks
at each camp. ‘More than a thou
sand soldiers see each program
before it leaves,” Lt. Helen M.
Martin, theatre officer in charge
of distribution of these movies,
Usually they are first shown
in the Service Club at the reg
ular Monday evening session,
and from there are distributed
to the battalions and units for
company showings in mess halls
and receation buildings.
BAD N EW S FOR A PAPERHANGFB
No Stag Guests,
NCO Club Rules
No guests will he allowed :n
the Non-commissioned Officer's
Club unless they have a date
with a member, the club’s boa <1
of directors ruled at its last
meeting. Eligible for admission
are "dates” of either Wac or
male members of the club.
Members of the board also an
nounced that the Camp Abbot
Club will be forced to comply
with a Ninth Service Command
ruling which stipulates that such
clubs must charge admission for
dances at which orchestras are
being paid for playing. Since v r-
tually all NCO Club dances a o
in this category it will be neo s-
sary for the club to charge a
small admission fee.
A dance held last Saturday n
honor of the President’s hirih-
day netted $27.60 for the Natii n-
al Foundation for Infantile P r-
Post S ign al Photo Lpb.
Life of Yonks in Iceland
tam p Abbot soldiers are shown picking up a day's "take” in the intensive paper salvage campaign Shown in C o n in q Film
now under way in Bend. Since the campaign opened two weeks ago more than .'>0,000 pounds of the
GI life in Iceland is outlined
much-needed material has been hauled from Bend to the post for hailing and shipment to concerns
for reprocessing. The drive shows no signs of slowing, Capt. ,1. C. Kurgeson, salvage officer, said. in an issue o f the Army-Navy
defeating Army, 13 to 0, for ts
and dances, all by members of Screen Magazine to be shown . t
the Post Theater Feb. 6-7. Oth- t
i the' battalion.
Members of the class are Pvts. features of the film include a pic
i Marcus Fink, Horace J. Lucido, torial review of the compk re
i Robert Gillcspiie, George Kruto, maternity care now available tor
! Waldo Vanek, Charles Stagisor, expectant wives of soldiers lino r
i Charles K. Kahaunalle, Maxwell a government program; 10 min
E. Moore, A. Fuiks, William D. utes of football showing Navy
B y M ax K atz
(Medical De ta c hm en t)
I Fraley, Wilbert IT. Meyer and fifth straight win, and a cartoon
episode in which Snafu gits
Camp Abbot has the honor of being the temporary home Bernardino de Bruin,
of a very famous Texan, none other than Bob O'Dell, the
Instructor for the class is Pvt. mixed up with booby traps in
bronc-busting champion of the Dallas Centennial Rodeo o f ! Robert Kilpatrick.
Texas Rodeo Champ
Now on Abbot Range
P ost Chapel. Bid*. 2 0 «; 11th Gp. Chapel,
Bids. 1256 ; 12th Op. Chapel, Bids. 754 ;
Hospital service«, Red Cross Recreation
1936. O'Dell, now more properly addressed as Pvt. Roberti
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O’Dell of Co. B, 56th Bn., has had to leave his 10-gallon i When You’ve Read it— Please
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but that typical cowhand waddle and that Texas twang \ -------------------------------------
still sets him apart from th e --------------------------------
other Abbot G. I.’s.
teeth are missing, and an X-ray
Friday—7:30 p. m. Post Chapel
Sunday—7:30 a. m. Red Cross
Recreation Hall. Mass. Open to
others besides hospital person
nel. Confessions before mass.
9:00 a. m. and 6:30 p. m. Post
Monday—5:15 p. m. Post
Tuesday—5:15 p. m. Post
Wednesday—5:15 p. m. Post
Chapel. Mass. 9:00 p. m. 12th
Group Chapel. Study Club.
Thursday—5:15 p. m. Post
Friday — 7:00 a. m. Post
Saturday—6:30 to 9:00 p. m.
Post Chapel. Confessions.
Sunday—10:00 a. m. Post
Chapel. Services. 7:30 p. m. Post
Sunday— 1:30 p. m. 11th Group
Services for 51st Bn.
DENOM INATIONAL g r o u p
Wednesday—7:00 p. m. 11th
Group Chapel. L. D. S. Services.
Thursday-8:00 p. m. 12 th
Group Chapel. Christian Science
O.D.’s are nothing strange to
O’Dell, however, for he did a lot
of hard riding as a sergeant
under the banner of the 53rd
Cavalry at the Cavalry remount
Station at El Reno, Oklahoma.
There his bronc-busting skill was
used to break to the saddle and
to train horses for other cavalry
In 1930, after completing his
three-year hitch in the army,
O’Dell went into big-time rodeo
riding, in competitions through
out the Southwest. The champ
has ridden all varieties of rodeo
horses but he says that all the
bucking broncs fall into four
main classes: Those which "sun-
fish,” or jump and hit the
ground leaning first to one side
— the “sun” side—and then to
the other: the "hedge-hoppers,"
who move diagonally forward in
a series of spine-jarring jumps;
the plain “ buckers," who leap
forward and try to jar their tor
mentors off with the sheer force
of their impact, and toughest of
all horses to ride, the "spinners,”
who mix all the previous types
of antics with a wicked spinning
motion of their own.
Although O’Dell has tamed
plenty of wicked "spinners” his
gaping smile shows several front
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would reveal that a few ribs have
been kicked in, and that a shoul
der found the ground coming up
too fast. But broken bones are a
part of the game, and “Tex” says
an active rodeo rider is good for
about five years of riding before
the mounting physical toll puts
him on the shelf for keeps.
Pvt. O'Dell figures he has had
his share of prize money and
broken bones and plans to mount
the Silver Saddle trophy he took
at Dallas above his fireplace
down in Dalart, Texas, after he
has roped and tamed a few Japs
in his final meet, the All-Pacific
Rodeo, to be held in Tokyo. And
then on a gentle cow-pony he is
going to ride herd over his
Song Class Set
Twelve members of the 57th
Battalion song leader class will
receive certificates at a “ grad
uation" ceremony at the Service
Club Monday night, Lt. Helen
Martin, Post music officer, has
announced. Included on the pro
gram will he violin and piano
«elections, vocal solos, numbers
by a male quartette and glee
club and native Hawaiian songs
Trainees visiting one of ( amp A hi Mil's camouflage an as flnil ti ls
grim reminder of a mythical soldier who failed to barn his l*-.
ons properly. The epitaph reads: Here lies tin- body of John I.
Doake. Ife thought eamouflage training was a joke.
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