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About Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 12, 1944)
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Have Guns W hei
The Red Cross
You Need Them
Will Help You
Buy W ar Bonds
CAM P ABBOT, O REG O N
Camp Abbot, Ore.. Feb. 12, 1944
CANNED HEAT ERTC STYLE
A near-capacity audience
of soldiers, Wacs and pro
fusely perspiring feminine
guests risked splinters from
the P o s t theater’s wooden
seats Thursday night as they
squirmed through . a gag
laden routine delivered by
Victor Mature on his first
appearance at this or any
other army camp. Exonera
tion and sincere applause
came for the famous ex
movie star, however, when
he delivered a straight-for
ward, un-Hollywood-like ap
peal to soldiers to safeguard
their future by investing
every cent they possibly
could in war bonds.
Aims in Fourth
Aim.-- of the Fourth War
Loan Drive and Camp Ab
bot’s achievements under the
program are set forth in let
ters by Lt. Gen. Brehon Som
ervell, commanding general
of the Army Service Forces,
Maj. Gen. David MeCoach
Jr., commanding general of
the Ninth Service Command,
and Col. Aubrey H. Bond,
ERTC commander in the ab
sence of Col. Frank S. Bes
son, who is attending a con
ference of post commartdfTS
of the Ninth Service Com
mand at Fort Douglas, Utah.
The letters follow:
Major General David McCoach,
Commanding General, Ninth
Camp Abbot talent contribut
ed greatly to the success of the
an idea of the inferno soldiers undergoing specialist training on Camp Abbot's new assault ¡Dear
program, features of which Here's
of War, through
were music by the ERTC dance the flame throwers have burned out their victims, a demolition squad goes to work to make certain W. D. Secretary
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band, directed by Cpl. Agho Tie- the foes gives up all thoughts of again occupying positions.
mann, and a hula dance by Pvt.
: tention to the Fourth W ar Loan
Charles Kahuana. An anony
Drive and has directed that each
mous character accoutered not
commanding officer establish
unlike the Yank's ramous Sau
¡ and maintain a W ar Bond organi
Sack periodically interrupted the
zation which is adequate for ef
proceedings by marching across
fective action. It is desired that
the stage with an attractive
personal contact be mac e during
young lady, Neah Hanan, in pur
this drive as will insure attain-
" A r m y Emergency Relief 1 ment
suit. Pvt. Dick Howard, former
the following objectives:
member of the Don Cossack trainees of the Engineer Replacement Training Center who are funds no longer are available for ' a. of Increase
in the enroll
choir sang two vocal selections selected
and Pvt Charles Drake was mas demolitions course.
Service officer. Money will still ! cation Plan to a minimum
ter of ceremonies. The show
be available in cases of "extreme
was planned and executed by Lt. To make the course as realis-»
Charles Frucht, morale officer.
, by at least 90 per cent of per
Preceding the theater per vision has planned a course Bond Sales Reach pointed out.
"Extreme emergency" h a s sonnel.
formance, M ature visited the I which incorporates many prob
been defined by higher head , b. Initiation of or increase
Wac Company and signed auto lems of actual warfare, includ $55,125 Mark
quarters as being sickness or in Class B allotments among
W ar bond sales continue to death in a soldier’s family. In all c. military
A similar, show held at the ing barbed wire entanglements
climb to a total now at $55,125,
Tower theater in Bend also fea and machine gun fire.
commanding officer must be of at least an additional bor.d
tured Camp Abbot including First step in the program is a the Post Finance Office an the
provided, and it must also be by all civilian and commission
musical selections by the Camp “softening up” process involv nounced. In order to facilitate shown
that the needed money ed personnel.
Abbot dance band, bagpipe se ing the use of a tank, which
be obtained from the Red I am personally interested in
lections by Pvt. Raymond Briggs appears on the scene and looses Fourth W ar I,oan Drive, which cannot
or through private chan seeing that the personnel (civil
and vocal selections by Grace salvos at machine gun nests and ends on the post F'ebruary 29, Cross
ian and m ilitary, of each service
Wilson and Sgt. Claire L. Co pill boxes.
command attain the objectives
burn. Sgt. Buddy Hyde was mas
set by the Secretary of War.
! that even the trainees are fooled,
ter of ceremonies.
can Red Cross several weeks I am confident that with your
| are fired from a control tower, to 1ft p. m. and Sundays from ago,
in which the organization personal support and coopera
concealed in a rocky hillside 8 a. m. to 5 p. m.
to limit its loans to tion the drive within the activi
above the course, to give the
cases after aJnuary ties under your jurisdiction will
appearance of shells fired from Wacs No Longer emergency
. be a complete success.
W ar Bond Class B allotments Once the tank has done its Can Sport Civvies
may not be made for less than
into action. Bangalore torpedoes WACs now must abide by the 54th Song Closs
S6.25 a month beginning April 1, are
into play to clear same uniform regulations as the Completes Course
the Adjutant General has order the brought
' Continued on Page 2)
Conforming with the W ar De
Allotments for less than that and open a hole for advancing states. No civilian clothes can partment aim oi having every
amount now in effect will be
with no more than two persons, military unit going overseas Purchase Officer
cancelled automatically as soon throwers.
in soldier enter
The flame-thrower crew then and when wearing sports clothes self-sufficient
as payments for full bonds are moves
tainment, the 58th Bn. Song On Radio Show
Class will mark compl»- The Purchasing and Contracts
distance and taking full ad Previously lt had been up to Leaders
tion of Instruction with a grad Section of Camp Abbot was in
vantage of cover and shell holes,
uation exercise at 8 p. m. Mon 'operation even befori the po-*
to burn what remains of the sanding officer on each post to day
itself, Lt. Jacob Karr.achson, pur
at the Service Club.
“enemy” from its positions.
and contract officer,
Demolitions men again come off duty away from the post.
ranged by Sgt. Don Custer, in said on KBN'D's “Camp Abbot on
to the fore to administer the
structor of the course, and will Parade" radio show W ednesday
ERTC’s Behavoir coup
de grace to the now black
consist of group singing, selec night. Lieutenant Smachsor»
TAILOR SHOP OPENS
Good discipline of the ERTC ened pill boxes, setting charges Soldiers who have an idea tions by a male quartet and a »les» i jped the vital ole played by
h as occasioned a commenda which complete destruction of ^
T ^ b fc n o th T n g ¿."m uch classic violinist, and a number the section in securing supplier
through agencies other than
tion front the Commander. the fortifications.
u a poorly,rimmed hedge in of novelty numbers.
the arm y's íegular supply chan
Col. Frank S. Besson, with
their O. D.’s can put their minds
special mention made of the
clude instruction in small instru nels.
58th and òfHh Battalions. "The The intra-camp shuttle bus opened this week in Building ments such as the »Karina and Interviewer for the program,
absence of disciplinary prob service inaugurated last week 325 by Mrs. Bessie L. Henderson, tonette, Lt. Helen Martin, music a regular weekly feature of the
station, was Lt. Chari»?*
lems reflects the type of lead
discontinued by the Pilot The shop is equipped to do officer, stated. The last three Bend
morale officer. The
ership on the part of the offi was
Butte Transit Lines Sunday be-' mending, make alterations and
cers and NCO’a,” the colonel cause of the impracticability of what have you and will be open this pocket sized equipment be scrip* was p re p a id by Pfc. Al
W. Cherry of the Public Re
operating buses o v e r short from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. daily ex- cause instruments were not fred
Trainees Taught to Hit AER Loans for
At ‘Enemy’ Pillboxes Furloughs Taboo