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Camp Abbot, Ore., April 8, 1944
For Post Planned
The Post Chaplain has an
nounced Easter services for
Camp Abbot tomorrow, also ser
vices for the coming week. The
Catholic—Sunday, 7:30 a. m.
Easter Mass at Station Hospital.
9:00 a. m. and 6:30 p. m. Easter
Mass at Post Chapel. Monday,
7:00 a. m. Mass for the 56th Bat
talion only, 12th Group Chapel.
Tuesday, 5:15 p. m. Mass, 12th
Group Chapel. 7:00 p. m. choir
practice, oPst Chapel. Wednes
day, 5:15 p. m. Mass, 12th Group
Chapel. Thursday, 7:00 a. m.
Mass, 12th Group Chapel. Fri
day, 7:00 a. m. Mass, 12th Group
Chapel. Saturday, 5:15 p. m.
Mass, 12th Group Chapel. 7:00
p. m. to 9:00 p. m. Confessions,
Protestant Tomorrow, 8:45 a.
m. Guardhouse service, 10:00 a.
m. Station Hospital, 10:15 a. m.
Post Chapel, 11:15 a. m. Post
Chapel, 7:30 p. m. Post Chapel.
Wednesday, 7:00 p. m. Choir
practice, oPst Chapel.
General Service— Tomorrow,
6:30 p. m. 56th Battalion only,
12th Group Chapel.
Jewish Services—Friday, 7:45
Denominational Services —
Wednesday, 7:00 p. m. L. D. S.
Service, 11th Group Chapel.
Thursday, 8:00 p. m. Christian
Science, 12th Group Chapel.
Abbot May Get When
Casual—yes, that's his name—came to the Casual Company
it wasn't long before he was a casualty. A pup only three weeks
old, he got stepped on one morning in the hustle and bustle and
a broken leg. Hut a hurried rail brought I.t. -I. W. Hylton,
More Play Goods suffered
post veterinarian to the scene. A Thomas splint was fashioned
from welding rods and in no time at all Casual was romping
At a meeting Monday night
in the hospital recreation hall
a t which the Camp Abbot Red
Cross staff played host to the
Deschutes County Red Cross
camp and hospital committee, Lt.
Col. A. M. Mock indicated that
more recreation material is need
ed for enlisted personnel here.
Items mentioned were billiard
tables, phonographs, smoking
stands and some items of furni
ture. The m atter was referred
to a sub-committee of the Ab
bot group and two members of
that committee, Mrs. A. E. Stev
ens and John Morgan were to ex
amine the list and determine
what can be purchased from
committee funds at this time.
It was suggested also at the
meeting that benches, parasols
and other lawn furniture be pro
vided for hospital patients this
summer, so they might enjoy
Ben Hamilton, chairman of
the local Red Cross read a letter
from Col. Frank S. Besson, Post
Commander. The message com
plimented the committee's ef
forts in making the camp a
“more liveable, enjoyable place
for our enlisted men.”
around as usual. A few weeks lienee will find the pup's leg good
as new, according to the veterinarian.
Vets To Qet Breaks
MM MM -
Honorably discharged servicemen and women are going
to ride the inside track when appointments to .jobs in the
executive branch of the Federal Government are made, the
U. S. Civil Service Commission has disclosed.
Servicemen are entitled by law to preference in Fed
eral appointments through the Civil Service system, ac
cording to the commission.-----------------------------------------
Here are some of the breaks employed in jobs in line with
their former occupations. Ten-
point veteran need earn a rat
ing of only 60 per cent in writ
They are appointed to Federal
positions without regard to the
apportionment rule, which pro
vides that appointments to the
departments i n Washington
shall be apportioned among the
states and territories according
In order to establish his right
to this preference, the veteran
should file with his application
for Federal employment the
commission's preference form—
Form 14—and acceptable proof
of his honorable discharge, the
After being "frozen” m any
months, ratings for enlisted per
sonnel at C a m p Abbot were
opened Saturday. Acting gad
gets by the dozens have since
blossomed into the genuine arti
cle. And soldiers, whose faces
beam with bright smiles, were
busy this week with needle and
thread, securing the cherished
chevrons conspicuously on their
Among WAC members to ben
efit by the wide-scale promotions
were Mary L. Moscatello, who
was promoted to First Sergeant.
Cpl. Florence E. Hall was ele
vated to the rank of sergeant.
Twenty-three members of the
(Continued From Page One) Service Company were promot
S Sgt. Samuel C. Dunn was
there on to Bend city limits, the ed.
made Technical Sergeant. And
water is open to boat fishing. Sergeants
The season will close October lus, Edwin Thomas
31 for the Deschutes region, but Laird, Russell R. Donaldson,
for some of the lakes near camp Robert E. Fox and Harold W.
September 15 will mark the end. Schmid- all have attained the
Flies, salmon eggs, small
of Staff Sergeant.
spoons and worms are recom rank
Company also came in
mended for this section of the for a share
of the new ratings.
river. Sportsmen have pointed
A. W right tv; - promoted
out that worms and salmon eggs George
First Sergeant. Eleven other
will often tempt a trout's appe to
promotions for the Supply Com
tite when flics are not effective. pany
For the benefit of anglers who The were
list of promotions
found Todd lake such a good this ek recalls
a brief history
spot last year, it is noted that of
the season there will not open Back in 1943, on Oct. Camp
until July 1. It will close Sep from fifth to iiist grade were
frozen. Then on December 17,
1943, grades 4 and
ed. The first thrr i ades re
/Hbot Carpenter Puts
inained closed unti st Satur-
Small Fortune in 6onds
Henry Kovell, post engineer
carpenter, was repotted Monday
to have purchased twenty- three Pass The ENGINEER To An
hundred dollars’ worth of W ar other Abbotman— He'll Appreci
Bonds. He paid cash.
by M ilton Caniff, creator of T e rry and the P ira te s '
r THAT SOY WILL BE
PLAYIN6 A PAST
From Civil Service
They are given five points in
addition to their earned rating
in civil service examinations.
Therefore, in written examina
tions they need earn a rating
of only 65 in order to attain
eligibility. Non-veterans must
achieve a rating of 70.
Ten points are added to the
earnfd ratings of disabled vet
erans or those who are over 55
years old and, because of dis
ability, are entitled to pension
or compensation. Ten points are
also added to the ratings of the
widows of veterans and to the
¿am p Abbot is the newest ratings of wives of those dis
veterans, whose disabili
ngineer Replacement Center in abled
ty prevents them from being
le United States.
The importance of men and
women in the service making
wills while they still remain at
permanent arm y installations
where adequate legal assistance
is available was emphasized by
the W ar Department this week.
In the p a s t, the announce
ment said, large numbers of
military personnel were prone
to await their arrival at staging
areas or ports of embarkation
before attending to this signifi
Since, to be legally effective,
a will must be drawn voluntari
ly, members of the army will not
be directed or urged to prepare
a will against their wishes. How
ever, every soldier is reminded
of the importance of giving due
consideration to the matter, and
the decision in his individual
case must rest with him. Many
forms of legal assistance arc
open to the soldier. Any mem
ber of the armed forces who is
an attorney, the legal assistance
officer, any staff judge advo
cate, the assistant judge advo
cate, or a member of any Se
lective Service Advisory Board
who is an attorney are a few
sources from which the soldier
may draw legal advice.
The use of standard forms is
pronounced undesirable by the
announcement. Wherever pos
sible, documents should he
drawn up after careful analysis
of the individual requirements
of the person involved. Consid
eration of the applicable State
laws concerning form and execu
tion should also he taken into
EASTER — ISM-I
By I.t. Joseph S. Siekler
There’s a hush on the hills to
With the l i g h t of an E aster
As we think of that far off day
When the sun was veiled at noon.
The souls of the dead cry out,
The souls of the tortured ones
Still, after two thousand years
The shadow veils the sun.
"I am the Way and the Life,”
The Easter bells peal on,
Fresh hope forever new
That sings its deathless song.
For wicked men may come
And wicked nations go
While the blocd drenched world
Its cup of gall and woe.
But yet, in mankind's heart
The age old lesson stays
Till time itself is dead
Until the Last of days.
South of the Dniester steppes
Roars the sound of angry guns
As the Vandal legions flee
At the veiling of the sun.
I SHOULD KNOW B ETTER
THAN TCI TRY TO SEAT THE
8EB T C H EC KER P LA T E R
S O R R Y TD Ö ET TO VOID
LABT, Ö EN ER A L ... BUT
I ALWAYS ENJOY r H *\V