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C am p Abbot, O e., M ay 20, 1944
Need Seen for
Program on Posts
Buddy Hyde Off
To Hollywood in
Quest of Old Pix
With the gradual conversion
of the army installations in this
country from military to civilian
personnel, it has become neces- j
sary for the army to concern it
self with the physical fitness;
and morale of all civilian per-;
sonnel in government service.
Accordingly, henceforth, all ci-i
vilian employees will be invited ;
to participate in the athletic and
recreational programs, includ
ing music and theatricals, Head-1
quarters of the Ninth Service
Command announced this week. -
“Where and whenever pos
sible, it is recommended that!
Post facilities and equipment be |
made available for use of civilian
personnel,” the announcement I
added. It was also stated that
command-wide tournaments are
open to civilian employees.
J. J. O’Donnell, Chief of Civil-1
Jan Personnel at Camp Abbot,
suggested that the new an-1
nouncement does not change
matters here for the civilian em
ployees. “ We have always re
ceived the finest cooperation
from the Special Service Branch
in that respect,” he said.
Combining b u s i n e s s with
pleasure, Sgt. Buddy Hyde will
leave for Hollywood Tuesday on
furlough, during which he Will
contact various motion picture
stars for the purpose of obtain-
j ing old films of the Charles
Chaplain and Mack Sennett era
, for showing at the Abbot Serv
ice Club, it was announced to
A new film series, "Gay Nine
ties” is.planncd as a regular fea
ture, the announcement said. la
i addition to the professional H ol
lywood films, slides are being
made which will tic in with the
Sgt. Hyde also will investigate
the possibilities of securing ad
ditional motion picture cquip-
| ment for use at the Service Club.
Another purpose of the trip to
Hollywood is to interview Ed
Lowery, head of the Victory
' Committee in charge of USO
I Camp Shows, with the view of
arranging for bigger and better
programs of that type.
It was stressed that Sgt.
Hyde's trip is purely unofficial,
and was not arranged in any
way through any official Arm y
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POST ENTERS RECRUITING CAMPAIGN
This week, which saw the second anniversary of the Women's Army Corps, LI. Col. R. II. Turrlll,
Director of the Personnel Division at Camp Abbot, acting in his capacity as WAC Recruiting
Officer for the post urged all personnel to try to recruit at least one woman for the Corps. “ The
need for additional members in the Women's Army Corps is urgent," le said. “ WAC personnel
have performed in a most creditable manner to date, and their importance in the service and the
war effort will be more greatly recognized as we progress toward final V ictory.”
This part of the ASF picture is
fundamentally the same at all
ASF installations. The period
will cover all general military
Chaplain Leonard's message, in
subjects including rifle marks these two sections, all other
cluded hymns, a scripture lesson,
manship. A fter this, the trainee
responsive reading and silent
may proceed to the next chrono
¡meditation and prayer. Imme
logical phase at this station, or Clerks Course, Demolition Spe
diately following the sermon,
he may be transferred elsewhere cialist Course, NCO Leadership
j protestant worshippers partici
to enter an equivalent stage of C o u r s e , Instructor Guidance
pated in a communion service.
Course and Supplemental Train
training other than engineer.
An additional service to mili
The second step is divided into
In the event the trainee is not tary personnel at this station
two parts. On completion of
for specialist training, was inaugurated last Sunday by
basic, a number of trainees will
be selected for specialist train he will normally proceed to the the Chaplain’s Branch when
ing. The number is determined Technical and Tactical phase. 11th Group Chaplain Lt. Law
The largest Wednesday night
by a quota set by Arm y Service This period also covers 8 weeks. rence A. Leonard conducted a
Forces headquarters. Those men Here, the soldier will continue general religious service in a Service Club dance in the his
tory of the weekly series was
not selected for the 8-week spe with his combat engineer train
slow, drizzling rain at the biv held this week, when 695 escorts
cialist course will advance into ing.
The third and last phase of ouac area for members of the secured tickets for themselves
the technical and tactical period,
under the new ASF set 51st Battalion who were en and their wives and girls. In
also of eight weeks duration.
celebration of the second anni
The specialist branch breaks up is Field Training. This is camped there.
versary of the Women’s Army
down into two parts: “ Schools"
tlie affair was formal and
by men seated on logs and rocks
and “ Courses.” Schools are ex
included a grand march, directed
actly what the name implies. less of whether the trainee goes of the rugged terrain, was typi by Mrs. Jean Adams, Mrs. Helen
They are periods of instruction through Spcialist training or the cal of the religious ceremonies Smith, and Pvt. Samuel Flnifter.
Riven in outside educational in Technical and Tactical phase, he held in combat areas overseas. Corsages were of carnations,
stitutions in various parts of the will undergo the final stage of Chaplain Leonard said. “ The tied with pastel ribbons.
only difference is that inasmuch
country under Army sponsor field training.
as this has been declared a non-
ship. Courses in the specialist
Indianapolis ICNS) A win
branch are part of the Camp SQUARE DANCE TONIGHT tactical area, we are able to as
semble a large group, whereas dow cleaner working on the win
Abbot program designed to train
Square dancing will -be the fea
in a tactical zone, it would be dows of the Board of Trade
tnen in such engineering sub
ture of a party sponsored by prohibited,” he added.
building kicked the bucket just
jects as carpentry, logging, saw
A rustic altar, built by trainees as a group of school teachers
mill operation, and heavy con nurses and members of the
struction. These are set up un American Red Cross staff of the of natural logs, supported a sil was passing beneath him. The
der the operations section of the post hospital tonight at 9 o’clock ver cross and two candles. Pvt. bucket, in this instance, was full
specialist branch. There is also at the hospital officers’ club. George D. Kinsman played the of soapy water. And so, even
a motor transportation section Lt. Louise Phillips, chief nurse, portable organ and a speaker tually, were the school teachers.
system carried the Sabbath mes
which will function in the in is in charge of arrangements.
It's your life, soldier—IN-
sage to the assemblage.
struction of motor maintenance
The service, highlighted by S I RE IT !
and operation. In addition to will be guests.
W ACs Honored ar
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When Pvt. Pedro Miranda,
bass horn player in the pest
band, Abbot-faced recently Jor
reassipnnlent, he found him‘ < If
unric?r the same commanding of-
fice-i• he hlad soon after he 1* gun
his .Army service in World1 W ar
I. A s a nnember of the fh st «li-
vision of the First Engine« rs in
the first world war, he sCÏ V« <1
overseas under Col, Fiatik S.
In addition to the libbo:1 Pjl-
vate Milanda wears for that
serv ice, ho wears the Am«-*ri can
D d e •nse, ,Ame ne, n Theater . .V« l
Asia tic P acific. His total .Army
S C I V ice covers 24 years.
nttle (CNS) “ Pit . se vfi p
(k of Hie bus, I-ulk
the I y u s driver pleaded, “ it S JV>
inp the same place as the firont.”
Everyone smiled at this reiriai k.
fcy’Milton Caniff, creator of Terry and the Pirates’*
Then, there’s the one about
the trainee guard who was ap
proached one midnight by the
Officer of the Day.
"Halt! Who's there?’ *yelled
the guard in his best military
“Officer of the Day,” replied
the OD calmly.
The youthful guard at that
point, obviously confused; meie-
!y stood and fidgeted, saying
“ You’re doing fine,” assured
the OD. “ Go on with it. What
do you say next?”
The lad, standing at rigid at
tention, didn't smile. “ I don’t
know right now, sir,” he stand
firmly. "But you'd better iot
move until I think of it!”
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