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l ib r a r y
MAY 3 -1944'
It's Also Your
Duty to Vote
C A M P ABBOT, O R E G O N
Camp A b b o t’s Sunday
orientation programs, here
tofore in the hands of indi
vidual battalions to a great
degree, have been standard
ized and streamlined to as
sure the n e w l y - a r r i v e d
trainee of a uniform and
overall picture of the E n gi
neer training he is about to
undergo and the personal
services available to him. The
new program was introduced
last Sunday before the 57th Bat
Informational material con
tained in earlier shows, staged
jointly by battalions and heads
of v a r i o u s departments, has
been incorporated into the new
program which, it is thought, is
presented in a more interesting
manner. Skits replace what once
were straight- lectures in many
instances, and the need for elab
orate programs "dreamed up"
by battalions is eliminated. Only
two simple stage settings are
required. Battalion commanders
act as masters of ceremonies.
Battalions will have the privi
lege of selecting their own tal
ent for supporting casts needed
in skits. Any changes in the pro
gram must be approved by the
The standard program, requir
ing 79 minutes for presentation,
includes: National Anthem by the
band; remarks by Col. Frank S.
Besson, center commander; re
marks by group commander; re
marks by battalian commander;
song (battalion choice); skit by
chaplain’s branch; remarks by
Red Cross field director; skit
by Special Service Branch; skit
by Post Judge Advocate; bat
talion song; skit warning costly
mistakes; training slides and
commentary; “ C r e e d of the
R ifle;” and a film, “The Fight
The skit of the Chaplain’s
Branch outlines facilities for
church services on the Post, and
the Red Cross program the serv
ices which the soldier may ex
pect at the Camp Abbot Field
In the Special Service Branch
skit, the soldier learns what he
can expect in the way of enter
tainment here, while the Judge
Advocate's skit sets forth the
penalties imposed for violations
of the Articles of War, princi
pally those applying to AWOL
One of the most impressive
skits is “John Doakes Speaks"
in which a narrator v i s i t s a
number of graves on the stage
and points out the error which
brought each occupant to an un
RC CONFEREES R E T lK N
Frank Dunning, field director
for the Camp Abbot office of
the American Red Cross and
Miss Lorraine Anderson, assist
ant field director assigned to the
Station hospital, returned Tues
day from Seattle, Wash., where
they attended a meeting of field
directors and regional supervi
sors of the San Francisco Office
of the American Red Cross.
April 29, 1944
JUST THE THING — WHEN IT GROW S UP
Reservations e x c e e d i n g
dining room seating facilities
have forced the committee
in charge of the form al open
ing tonight of the new o ffi
cers’ club to revise its plans
and hold a buffet supper in
stead of a dinner. A record
attendance of officers, their
wives and guests, is expected.
The program, one of the most
diversified ever planned for the
club, will consist of a series of
talks, a formal dance and floor
Festivities will begin with the
serving of refreshments from
6:30 to 7:30 p m , followed by a
buffet supper. Talks by Col.
Frank S. B e s s o n, post com
mander, Robert W. Sawyer, pub
lisher of the Bend Bulletin, Maj.
LeCompto Joslin, director of
Here’s a model of one of two typical war zone villages which will give future trainees practice in training, and Chaplain William
street fighting, routing snipers and mopping up operations. Buildings will he cleverly booby trapped, H. Andrew are scheduled from
and targets will, pop up unexpectedly to add realism to problems. The Training Division is making 9 to 9:30 p.m. Dancing will be
an attempt to secure furniture for the various units.
t from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., with
Mrs. Jean A d a m s and Mrs.
Helen Smith directing the grand
march. Two bands, the Camp
Abbot dance band, directed by
S Sgt. Jack Hayes, and A. G.
Tiemann's orchestra, will pro-
Numbers on the floor show,
Morale of the Canine Corps of Camp Abbot was boosted
scheduled from 10:30 to 11 p.m.,
considerably last week when a seven-week-old collie, Bon
will Include an orchestra selec
nie Gallack (Gaelic for Lassie), was presented to the w ar
tion featuring Pfc. Jimmy W y
dog kennels as mascot.
After m o n ths of Congres
Donor of the dog was M rs. Kate Mateson, more widely- sional debate, the hotly-contest ler on trumpet; the “ singing
known as “ Klondike Kate,” whose career as a dance hall ed servicemen's voting bill has waiters,” a quartet composed
rof Pvts. Brown, Friedman, Good
girl in the Klondike has made now become law, providing for
ing and I.aw ; a piano solo by
her an almost legendary a limited use of Federal "O ffi Cpl. William Sumner; a solo by
character in these parts and
Sgt. Buddy Hyde featuring the
ber general elections.
I “ Abbot Song," his own composi
whose experiences have been the
Under the provisions of the I
topic of several network broad bill, servicemen may also apply tion; a flute solo by Sgt. Dante
Di Thomas and a dance by Lt.
casts and the basis for a recent for state absentee ballots in con
and Mrs. R. J. Sammarco. The
movie entitled “ Klondike Kate,” junction with state laws in pri
Soldiers with a yen for paint
mary, special and general elec flute which Sergeant Di Thomas
ing, drawing or modeling now which had its premiere in Bend tions between now and Novem will use was donated to the post
can find an outlet for their tal several weeks ago.
ber. A United States War Bal by Marion B. and Elinor Russel,
ents at the Service Club. Three
Despite the dog's excellent lot Commission has been estab granddaughters of Brig. Gen.
cases of paint, charcoal, paper, background — her m o t h e r is lished to help administer the act. Henry Larcom Abbot, for whom
pens and ink, modeling clay and champion of the Portland Ken
"The Official W ar Ballot,” the camp was named. Sergeant
other art materials have arrived nels— a lack of basic training however, covers only the Na Hyde will be master of cere
at the club and are available to and War Department regula tional election in November of monies.
all soldiers desiring to use them. tions will prevent Bonnie Gal President, Vice President, sena
Lt. Col. Alvin M. Mock is
Arrival of the supplies was ex lack from serving as a war dog. tors and representatives. Its use general chairman, and Maj. M. J.
pected by club officials to give Collies, hunting dogs, chows and by soldiers with voting residence Cuadra, co-chairman.
impetus to a program planned great danés are barred from de in any state depends upon
Col. L. H. Hall, executive o ffi
by the Abbot Art Club, a newly- fense work by the War Depart whether the laws of that state cer at Fort Lewis, who formerly
organized unit which plans to ment because of peculiarities of allow it to be counted. It will be held that post at Camp Abbot, is
sponsor a number of art proj their breed, and regulations also impossible to determine which a visitor h< re and will attend the
ects. Soldiers interested in join stipulate that war dogs meet cer states will okay the ballot and formal opening of the new of
ing the club are asked to notify tain physical requirements and which will not until July 15 ficers' club tonight. Col. Alex
Miss Caroline Paddock, librar undergo a course in training.
when state governors certify to ander B. O'Rourke, 1GD, of the
ian. The supplies are available
As mascot, Bonnie will have the War Ballot Commission, the Inspector General's Department,
to all soldiers, however, regard the run of the kennels, Sgt. _____ (Continued on Page 2)_____ Ninth Service Command, also
less of w hether they are art club Raoul Mound, who is in charge
1 will bo a guest.
members, it was pointed out.
of the war dogs, said. She has
Artists will be permitted to been assigned quarters in one of
Service Club May Sponsor
keep their work, but unused sup the isolation kennels.
Series of Jam Sessions
plies should be returned to the
Mrs. Matson, »a resident of
Jam sessions and an im
Bend, also has donated several
promptu dance may become reg
dozen books to the Service Club
ular features of the Saturday
night entertainment program at
Designation of SCU 19*3 at
the Service Club, Mrs. Helen
(am p Abbot, h e r e t o f o r e
Smith, director, said this week,
oes Q( OTAS HIKED
known as “M U 19*3, Engi
Quotas for the May 11 and neer Replacement Training in issuing a call for musicians.
Army casualties totaled 134,-
632 up. to March 23, Secretary May 25 classes at the Engineer (enter, (am p Abbot, Ore." First experiment in the jam ses
sion line will be held tonight,
of War Stimson has announced. Officer Candidate School at Fort has been changed to "S ( I
Bel voir, Va., have been increased 19*3, Army Service Forces and if the program is success
to 31 each, instead of 25 each as Training ( enter, ( amp Abbot, ful, it will be adopted as a reg
previously a n n o u n c e d . Post Ore.’’, the Ninth Service Com ular feature. All musicians in
Headquarters r e v e a l e d this mand has anniainced. The new ti rested in playing, w h e t h e r
week. Application may be made designation became effective members of a hand or not, aie
requested to meet at the club at
O f those listed as prisoners, as provided for in paragraph April 19.
7 p. m.
1,677 are reported dead.
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