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Camp Abbot, Ore., Feb. 19, 1944
What Not to Do
Under Air Attack
Official camp newspaper, published weekly in the interests o f the personnel
o f Camp Abbot, Oregon, under supervision of the Special Service Officer. News
matter pertaining to Camp Abbot is furnished by the Public Relations Branch and
is available for general release.
Written contributions, art work and photographs are solicited and should be
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cents for three months; six months, $1.00; one year, $1.50.
Abbot ’n Around
Entertainment On and O ff the Post for the Coming Wdek
Service Club Open House.
Station Hospital Bingo, 7 p. m.
Iiend USO Washington Day Dance.
S U N D A Y
Service Club Open House.
Station Hospital Red Cross Open House.
Classical Music program in Guest House lounge at 7:30 p.m.
Bend USO- Breakfast, 10 to 11 a. m. Buffet, 4 to 5 p. jn. Music
4:30 to 5:30 p. m.
Service Club c;i Movies, 8:30 p. m.
Station Hospital Khaki Kappers.
Bend USO Game Night.
T U E S I> A Y
Sendee Club Bingo, 8:30 p. m.
Station Hospital- Movie, 6:30 p. m.—“ Seven Days Leave."
Bend USO—Social Evening.
Service Club Dance, 8:30 p. m.
Station Hospital Musical Program, 7:00 p. m.
Bend USO Stamp Club.
Service Club Khaki Kapers, 8:30 p.m.
Station Hospital Birthday Party, 7 p. m.
Bend USO Bingo, 8 p. m. Music Appreciation, 9 p. m.
F R I D A Y
Service Club—“ Record Your Voice” session.
Station Hospital Movie: "Road to Zanzibar” Bob Hope, Bing
Bend USO- Practice Dancing, 8 p. m.
TONIGHT “Swingtime Johnny,” Andrews Sisters, Harriet Hil
liard; “ Nabonga," Buster Crabho, Fifi Dorsay, Barton MacLane.
SUNDAY and MONDAY—“ Jane Eyre,” Orson Welles, Joan Fon
taine; Short subjects—“ Chicken Little,” Disney cartoon; RKO
I’ athe News.
TUESDAY "Phantom Lady,’’ Franchot Tone, Ella Raines;
Short subjects —“Down With Everything” and “ Package for Jas
WEDNESDAY - “ Frisco Kid,” James Cagney, Margaret Lind
say; Short subjects Pete Smith’s "Tips on Trips,” Communitiy
Sing, Unusual Occupations.
THURSDAY and FR ID AY—“ Broadway Rhythm,” George Mur
phy, Ginny Simms, Lena Horne, Tommy Dorsey and orchestra;
RKO Pathe News.
SATUADAY “ Hey, Rookie,” Ann Miller, Joe Besser, Larry
Parks; Short subjects “ Lucky Cowboy” and "Meatless Flyday,”
Mervie Melodies cartoon.
(Editor’s note: The following
list of ail* raid suggestions re
cently appeared on the Imlletill
board of a Service Company bar
rack. From whence it was crile
bed we don’t know, but lor the
Itenefit o f those who may not
have seen it Itefore, here’s what
the Army DOESN’T want you to
do, even if some suggestions do
seem to make sense.)
1. As soon as the bombs start
dropping, run like hell. It doesn't
make much difference where,
just that’s what you run like.
2. Take advantage of oppor
tunities afforded you when air
raid sirens sound the warning
attack. For example:
a. —I f in a bakery, grab a
pie or cake.
b. —I f in a tavern, grab a
c. —I f in a movie, grab a
3. I f you find an incendiary
bomb burning in a building,
throw gasoline on it. You can't
put it out anyway, so you might
as well have some fun.
4. I f you find an unexploded
bomb, always pick it up and
shake it. Maybe the firing pin is j
stuck. I f that doesn't work
heave it in the furnace. The fire
department will come later and !
take care of things.
5. Drink heavily, eat onions,1
limburger, etc., before entering
a crowded air raid shelter. It |
will make you unpopular with i
the people close by, eliminating
any unnecessary discomfort that
would be prevalent if people
crowded too close.
6. I f you should be the victim
of a direct bomb hit, don’t go to
pieces. Lie still and you won’t be
7. Knock the air raid wardens
down if they start telling you
what to do. They always save
the best seats for themselves and
their friends anyway.
liam H. Andrew announced.
This change will conform to
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the time of Sunday services usu
ally observed by Protestants in
faction over the manner in whicl
“ To accomodate a larger per civilian life, the Chaplain ex
the posts had been administerei
centage of Camp Abbot person plained. The evening service will
in the past, but felt that greate:
nel, the hour for the Sunday remain at 7:30.
improvement was possible an<
morning Protestant service is
that he would not be completed
changed from 10:00 a. m. to
It’s your life, soldier—IN-
satisfied with results until th<
10:5 every week.” Chaplain W il SI RE IT !
absolute maximum in possibk
improvements had been made.
Colonel Zobel discussed the ex
isting policy relating to the re
lease o f officers for oversea;
movement, and indicated that al
though there was no definite ro
tat ion policy in effect, officers
called for by the W ar Depart
ment by name would have to be
leased to comply with such or
Colonel Merrill discussed Wac
recruiting problems, and en
couraged the recruitment of
Wac’s to fill existing vancancies.
He indicated that several sta
tions had already been author
ized to recruit Wac’s for assign
Time for Church
SA D SA C K MEETS "M A N "
Pvt. James P. Wisdom of the
First Platoon began a conversa
tion a few nights ago concerning
eating for record. Everyone add
ed his bit and now it’s the talk
of the company. Sunday night
the boys in the First Platoon
assembled to compose the fol
lowing poem about our “record
THE DAY WE ATE FOR
Gather around, boys, and lend
me your ears,
And I ’ll tell you a tale of some
You’ve heard of bloody battles
with sword and spear,
But they were nothing to « hat
happened here. •
The day’s work was done, and
the men were tired,
Their feet were heavy with
mud they had mired.
The mood they were in was a
sight to see,
For they weer as hungry as
G.I.’s could be.
The sun was setting, and it
was getting late,
As they marched in the mess
hall of C-58.
Bellucci yelled “seats;” the
men did obey,
And in less than a second, be
gan the foray.
The boys had been “dry run
ning” for many a moon,
And were now quite proficient i
with knife, fork and spoon.
The forks flew here, and the
knives flew there,
And in two more seconds the
table was bare.
Amid the clatter and from
time to time,
You could hear a man yell,
“mark number nine.”
And later on, the crash of a
And another man called, “a
maggie on eight.”
The rules were very simple,
A bolo was a man with four
forks in his hand.
A sharpshooter was three, an
expert two or less,
So, buddy, you can see ’twas !
a helluva mess.
Post S ign al Photo Lab.
Col. A. II. Bond, Camp Abbot
Group commander, is shown as
he delivered an appeal for the
purchase of war bonds last week
on Camp Abbot’s bi-monthly
radio show broadcast over Sta
tion KBND in Bend and KXI, in
Portland. Also featured on the
program were selections by the
■Wind Army band, directed by
Warrant Officer Charles S.
men who’d been slain,
And at every table they were
screaming with pain.
When all was quiet, one man
was still there.
Eating his pie without worry
“Who was it?” , you say; you'd
like to know the man,
Who came through the battle
without losing a hand.
There sat Tibbets with grease
on his chin.
Pie in his hair, and still
squeezing it in.
Now, boys, if I have helped to<
steady your aim,
Then this dern foolishness htTs
not been in vain.
And I hope you will remem
ber, the tale I told here,
Of the record day of a brave
SHOE SALES LIM ITED
Certificates for dress shoe pur
chases henceforth will be limit-
I ed to one every six -months, in
compliance 'with a supply cir
cular issued this month by the
Ninth Service Command. Re
quests for more than one pur
chase form will be honored only
The aisles were strewn with under exceptional circumstances.
in his eyes,
And gave the command, “even
At the end of a table lay a big
A ricocheted fork had laid" him
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For Art Exhibit
Arrangements for the Camp
Abbot Art Exhibit, scheduled to
be shown in the library begin
ning this week, are now com
plete. Response to the call for
paintings has been very good,
Miss Caroline Paddock, librar
ian, stated. The display will be
up by Cpl. Angelo Caravaglia,
Chief IfcmNw.-Un’x Mate Victor Mature, former matinee MM now
Inthe I ntt*il States Coant Guard, is shown greeting Camp Abbot's Service Co., who also plans to
"Sad Sack" «hen during a variety show hold at the Font theatre show a number of his works.
laat ueek in I'onnes'tion «1th the Fourth War Loan drive. Follow
Ing the Post show. Matnre appeared on a similar program featur
Save for Security! Save with
ing Camp AM «it talent at the Tower theater in Bend. Members of
t pi. Agho Tleinann'a dance band are in the background.
L o o k a t t h * g u it a r — only t h r t t itr in g s T