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    Camp Abbot, Ore., May 27, 1944
ABBOT ENGINEER
Page Sixteen
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Sacks, Choppers
Win in Round
Robbin Bowling
— SPORTS —
Abbot Sports
Recalled
It is only appropriate now, what with anniversary and
all, to review the year’s activity in sports. In the begin­
ning, sports of all kinds were slightly on the sandlot side.
But athletic equipment began to arrive, and various teams
were soon rearing their robust heads here and there. At
first, it was largely baseball. The first ball game in Camp
Abbot’s history was played on Sunday, June 6, 1943, when
the GI apple-knockers took a beating from the Bend Elks
to the tune of 11 to 1.
The first baseball uniforms I--------------------------------------------
for use of Abbot teams w ere ' Bend High School quintet, 70 to
purchased from funds provided 14 at ^ e Rec. hall,
by the Percy A. Stevens Post of : Ice-skating was popular back
the American Legion in Bend.
in January. But some trouble
Mass boxing was inaugurated was experienced when alternat-
here during the week of June ing freezes and thaws produced
25. Instead of regulation boxing a rough surface. Also, snow had
rings, huge sawdusted outdoor! to be .almost constantly swept
circles were established in each away. The skaters utilized a
battalion, in which soldiers gath- large lagoon in the floating
ered in large numbers and made bridge area,
sincere attempts to beat the liv-
A-57 won the first post bas­
ing daylights out of each other ketball tournament. The loop
__or anybody who happened to opened Oct. 17 with 20 teams
get in the way.
participating, but five dropped
The recreation hall opened for out when the going got too
business the second week in tough. The champs wound up
June. The occasion was cele- the tourney with 12 wins and
brated with the first Camp Ab- only one loss. A plaque was
bot dance, at which newly-ar- awarded to the champions by
rived WACs made their appear- Col. Besson on Jan. 8 .
ance to the delight and perhaps
The first post boxing tourna-
awe of assembled GIs.
ment began February 17 at the
On Saturday, July 24, 600 recreation hall with seven bouts.
Camp Abbot men participated In the regulation boxing ring
in a track meet in which mem- that night there were three
bers of Company A, 52nd bat- knockouts, two decisions and
talion took first place in all five two draws. A point system was
events. Next day the Camp Ab used for scoring. Each fighter
bot baseball team played two was given a number of points
games. A sensational n e g r o which were credited to his bat-
team from Fort Lewis, Wash- talion.
ington, defeated us in a heart-
A 56 team and the Civilian
breaker, 3 to 2. But the Abbot 'ersonnel Firemen five tied for
nine squared off a few minutes the Camp A b b o t basketball
later and out slugged the team ; championship as determined by
from Redmond Air Base for a the second portion of the tourna-
score of 8 to 7 .
ment. Each team had a record
The first WAC softball team oi 12 Wlns and 2 losses- Colonel
and a bowling league were or­ Besson awarded both t e a m s
ganized the first week in Aug­ plaques on the night of April 14.
Private Enriquez
of C-59 won
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won
the softball tournament, but not l*e Post middleweight boxing
being satisfied, took on the team c 'ampions ip on M a r c h 17,
from D-53 in an exhibition game
<>n . e °«tPolnted Private Dil-
just for ducks, and got pushed ° n °
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around something fierce for a ro"ir’’ • ’ to°^ t*le heavy-
score of 12 to 1 .
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for the Special Services branch, in the main event on the eve-
was assigned to his present post n'nK °* ^ 1 ®^
light wound
up the Spring boxing meet.
on October 6 .
MP company won the post vol-
Camp Abbot's first basketball
tournament opened in the recre-
tournament on May 11,
ation hall on Monday night, Oc ^ h°" th.e coppers beat Casual
tober 17, when Col. Besson, Post ^°:. for two stralghts. Scores in
Commander, tossed the first ball both games were 15 to 6 .
Last week found the softball
from center. Three games were
played the opening night. B-56 league well under way, with C-54
defeated D-57 for a score of 26 leading in the National League,
to 17. B ol bMt Service Com­ and C-58 in the top American
pany, 37 to 26. And B-57 took League spot. In the Bowling se­
the GI cops for a 32 to 15 set of ries, the Sad Sacks and Wood
Choppers held comfortable leads
figures.
The officers’ bowling league, in their respective leagues.
members of which are alley-
Speaking of Frizzo, the guy
bound every Wednesday night,
was organized on November 6 . takes off this week on furlough
The first basketball game with during which his duties (!) will
outsiders was won by Camp Ab- be handled by T Sgt. Andrew
bot team when they beat the Garibaldi, a new arrival here.
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Male Call
PEACE CONFERENCES
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JONES, r CON Y
Here are the big guns in the recent Post spring boxing cham­
pionship in which units of the 11th Group participated. Champs
and their weight classes are (left to right): Kneeling—Pvt. Alfred
Nelson of A-53, 135 pounds; Pvt. Alex C. Tolmasoff of A-53, 165
pounds. Standing—Pvt. Joe Martinez of C-52, 155 pounds; Pvt.
Theo Brown of C-52, 19« pounds, and Pvt. Anthony K. I.opey of
B-53, 175 pounds. Kitchenakow of B-54 and Andrico of C-51, who
tied for top place in the 127-pound bracket by virtue of forfeits, and
Hernandez of C-51, who won in the 145-pound class on a forfeit, are
not pictured.
—Signal Corps Photo Lab.
A -5 6 ...........................
A -67 ...........................
B-57 ...........................
M ed ics ......................
C -57 ...........................
B-56 ...........................
C -56 ...........................
N a t io n a l L e a g u e
Leaders Still
Remain in Top
Softball Spots
A m e r ic a n
l.r tr u r
W
............................. ....... 4
........................
...............2
A -68 ................ ...............2
Service Co.................. .............. 2
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Standings in the Camp Abbot
softball tournament were shift­
'd around somewhat this week
with the playing of eight games
'n the American League and five
n the National League. But
when the dust settled, C-58 still
lerched on the top American
spot, and C-54 remained in the
National top bracket. In the
\merican league, three teams,
B-58, A-58 and Service company,
ire tied for second place. Tied
also for second place in the Na­
tional league are B-55 and A-54.
Softball results this week in
the National league saw C-54
win over A-54, 12 to 2. Then
C-54 got together and beat A-55
for a score of 9 to 0. B-54 took
a heartbreaker from MPs, 9 to 8 .
But when MPs lost to C-55, the
score wasn’t to close—9 to 0.
3-55 got 22 runs to B-54’s 7. And
A-54 nosed out headquarters
officers, 10 to 9.
In the American league, C-58
beat A-56, 13 to nothing. A-56
won over Service Co., 2 to 1. A-56
swamped C-56, 9 to zero, and
C-58 did the same thing to B-58,
7 to 1. A-58 beat B-57 for a score
of 6 to 2. A-56 got nine runs
whlie C-57 got none. Service Co.
beat C-56, 12 to 0, and B-58 took
A-57 for a ride to the tune of 3
to 1 .
Here are the standings:
C -58
B-58
2
1
1
L
0
1
1
1
C -54 ...........................
B-55 ...........................
A -54 ..........................
S u p p ly C o................. .................2
C-55 ........................... .................2
B-54 .......................... .................2
H q . O f f ic e r s . . . . .................0
A -55 ........................... .................0
M P C o........................ .................0
L
0
1
1
2
3
2
3
4
Table Tennis
Tourney Slated
For Next Week
The second annual Table Ten­
nis tournament at Camp Abbot,
in which all enlisted and civilian
personnel are eligible to enter,
will begin Monday night, June 5
at seven o'clock, and will con­
tinue t h r o u g h Tuesday and
Wednesday, Jun 6 and 7, in the
r e c r e a t i o n hall, it was an­
nounced today by Lt. H. L. Han­
sen, Athletic Officer.
Entries may be telephoned in
to the Special Services Branch,
or they may be listed on the
Service Club bulletin board. Five
events with prizes to the win­
ners are scheduled. They in­
clude: men’s singles, women’s
singles, men's doubles, women’s
doubles and mixed doubles. The
Rec Hall will be open Sunday,
June 4, one day before the tourn­
ament from 1 to 9 p. m. for
those who wish to practice
Entries to date are: Sergeant
Charles. Supply Co., Private
Dare, A-55, Private Cross, A-58,
Private Olson, A-58, Pvt. J. Wil­
son, A-58, Private Ankerman,
C-54, Sgt. E. Hauser, Service Co.,
Pvt. J. Anthony, Private Hughes
by Milton Caniff, creator of Terry and the Pirates'*
AMP THE »ECONP
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DO K 6BT INTO
A P A IR O P
LOOSE PANTS
Games in the Post bowling
league wound up the first round
robbin series of the summer,
with the Wood Choppers and the
Sad Sacks as lead ten-pin men
of the hour. Next week will in­
augurate a new series.
Wednesday n i g h t the Sad
Sacks took the Medics for three
straights,
Quartermasters
bowled over the Strikers for a
couple of games, Headquarters
Hotshots won two from the Neo­
phytes, and the Wildcats beat
Wahee Courts 2 out of 3.
Final standing for the Wednes-
day nighters are:
Points
Sad Sacks .......... .... 24
Wildcats .............. .... 18
Wahee Courts .... ... 16
Strikers .............. .... 13
Hdqs. Hotshots ...... 13
Quartermasters . .... 10
Medics .................. .... 10
Neophytes .......... .... 8
The Tuesday nighters are still
seeking two more regular teams
to round out the league play.
Interested persons should tele­
phone Mr. Henning at Ext. 266.
This week the Pin Setters beat
the Wood Choppers two games,
Personnel won 3 from the Screw­
balls, and the 8 -Balls took 3 con­
tests from the Palmer Pups.
Here are the standings in the
Tuesday night league.
Points
Wood Choppers .. .... 16
Pin Setters ........ ... 13
Personnel ............ ... 13
8 -Balls .................. ..„ 10
Srewballs ............ .... 6
Palmer P u p s....... .... 2
Rec Hall
Ramblings
Although several sharp ears
have been held to the ground
during the past week, nary a
rumble resembling a noise which
might be interpreted as a chal­
lenge from the WAC softball
team was heard. Maybe they
need a seismograph.
Field markers for use in mak­
ing those nice, white, straight
lines on ball diamonds are avail­
able at the rec hall, says Sgt. Leo
Frizzo, athletic coach.
The grass is always greener in
the other fellow’s yard. But just
you wait. Comes a few more
weeks and the stuff will be like
a country golf club course, un­
official sources say. Our unoffi­
cial answer is quote oh yeah?
unquote.
of A-54, Private Mitolovich, B-53,
Sergeant Johnson, B-53.
Other entries include Private
Rosenstock, Corporal Hubbard
and Corporal Higginbotham, all
of Service Co. and Helen Sou-
hrada, Neah H a n n a n , Mary
Bender, Phyllis Hubbard and
Matilda Rosenstock of civilian
personnel.