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About Abbot engineer. (Camp Abbot, Or.) 1943-1944 | View Entire Issue (June 17, 1944)
Camp Abbot, Ore., June 17, 1944
Will Try Again
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The best military minds are
c o n v i n c e d that the German
High Command knows by now
it is fighting a losing fight. This
fact was eloquently illustrated
by a new instruction manual is
sued by tne German government
to the people. The manual says,
“ Every stout boy born In 1943
can become a brave soldier in
1963. Every new • born healthy
boy is one strong soldier more
in twenty years.”
The booklet recognized that
war casualties would cause a
further birthrate drop “in the
next years,” but glossed over the
fact by declaring that a healthy
nation could make up its war
losses. It said:
“ The more Germans there are
in the world, the more stable the
new great Reich will stand and
the more certain is peace in the
world.” To maintain the German
nation’s fighting nower it said
mnct on the av
erage, have four children.”
-—Photo by Signal Corps Photo Lab.
In his Sunday-go-to-ineetin’ uniform Col. F. S. Besson, Confer Commander, takes part in the respon-
sive reading at Sunday evening service in a bivouac area. This photograph reveals some o f the
medals and citations which the Colonel has earned during his long military career. The cord over
*,is k*ft shoulder represents the fourragère, citation from the French government to his unit for out-
standing service in World War I. The two chevrons on his left sleeve indicate at least twelve months'
service overseas in that conflict. The first medal under Colonel Besson's campaign ribbons is the
distinguished rifleman award of the United States Army.
Radio Skit Work
Of Abbot Nonrom
Rat^er Well, W e’d Say Distributed Here
V/l r t ls U U I M U II
New $10 GI Bond
Spells Finis for
Issuance of a new $10 GI w ar
bond which will eliminate install
ment allotments for purchase ct
the $23 bond was announced this
week by Lt. Thomas P. Kruzlc,
Camp Abbot war bond officer.
The new plan has two distinct
advantages: (1) The soldier will
receive his $10 bond shortly after
his $7.50 allotment is deducted
from his pay; (2) elimination c f
installment buying will reduce
confusion in bookkeeping and en
able thc Treasury Department to
handle purchases mote rapidly.
GI bonds will be issued and de
livered as soon as new bond
stock is available, but bonds win
be dated back to effective month
of purchase. Installment allot
ments now in effect or already
transmitted will be discontinued
automatically with the issue c l
$25 bonds payment for which Is
completed in June, July or Aug
Meanwhile existing Class “ B”
iiiotmcnt re ulations will be
‘. . .
observed in the sale ct
s,rlc" y obser
new bonds, particularly in re
gard to discontinuance of install
ment plans only upon completion
of purchases already being pro
cessed. The new allotment plan
will not be inaugurated for a ry
subscriber until payment fo r
bonds now being purchased un
der thc installment plan is con
Subscribers will be required to
make new allotments for the $10
bond once their installment allot
ments are terminated, Lieuten
ant Kruzic pointed out. These
purchasing $25 bonds on the al-
kitmcnt plan at a rate of one per
mon,b will not be required to
chan« e ,hoir allotments, since
the installment feature is not
Camp Guide Book
“ G rins and Groans,” m im eographed sheet “ published
Soldiers leaving for Fort Lew-
A comedy skit written by Cpl. irregu la rly— du rin g 2 min. breaks,” by Com pany B, 56th is will receive a parting gift from
Harold F. Smith, formerly of the battalion, is enough to turn editors whose publications thc Pacific Telephone and Tele
legitimate theater and now at- a re sent through the mails green w ith envy. But bein g fu ll graph Company in the form of
tached to the Special Services ° f character and all that stuff, w e are b ig enough to rep rin t a small pocket guide book of
illustrated and 1
branch here, was f e a t u r e d l a fe w items from the current issue that are reprintable.
printed by personnel of the Pub
Wednesday evening on the clos-j The first platoon, for whom
lications branch here. Planned
ing program of the weekly ra- j Pvt. Norman Pudlack acts as be a little higher,
several weeks ago, beiorq the
dio series sponsored by Camp oditol% touches on an aspect of
First S« 1- Edward R. Kuras
move to the Washington station
Abbot over Station KBND.
. , delivers some parting advice:
Entitled, “ Are Sergeants Peo- barracks Ilie we a11 understand,
“ Another thought which may was in thc offing, the booklets
be added—As a good tip for be- arrived here Wednesday for dis-
pie?” the playlet set forth the in the following ditty:
uncertainty of a barrack full of j “ W e sweep the floors, and tween-meal snacks, that one and tribution through message cen
mop the floors
only American favorite, candy. ter to all soldiers on the post.
GIs regarding what the uniform
The text, prepared by the Pub Oldest Draftee Given
As neat as any pin;
Stock up on your supply for the
Of the day would be. Actors in
And then we all go out of trip that is ahead. I don't want lic Relations office, contains in Discharge From Service
addition to Corporal Smith were
to see any men nibbling on the formation intended to orient new
Stephen Reardon, 46, whem
lst/Sgt. Harold L. Abbot, Sgt. j
To track the dirt hack in!” cushions. Good luck to you all, arrivals and serve as a guide to i (he Army newspaper, "Stars and
Bert C. Cole, Cpl. John J. Tobias, |
He also expresses a thought and keep up the good work for recreation and entertainment fa- stripes,” once called "the oldest
and Pvt. Sidney Metz.
cilitics. There arc two maps, one man ever drafted in the United
The 362nd Arm y S e r v i c e ir> which all Camp Abbot con-
B-.'iH at Ft. Lewis, Wash.”
Forces band, directed by War- curs. while extending sincere Getting up the 12th Group showing interesting spots to visit States,” has been given a med
rant Officer Charles S. Spalding,1 congratulations to said Corporal headquarters — through chan- in the State of Oregon, and the ical discharge in England, hi»
paid tribute to the Infantry in Coe:
, nels, you’ll notice—we wish you other the post layout,
brother, Francis, said this week
a rendition of “ What Do We Do
“ The neewst papa in the pla- could see Cpl. Forbes Satre’s
Pfc. Arne Jensen assisted in in Wilmington, Del.
in the Infantry?” with Private <oon Is Cpl. Lennie Coe, who
original pin-up girl. W HEW! designing the publication, and
Reardon, unmarried, was In-'
Metz as vocalist.
passed out the cigars last Sat-
printing was handled by Sgt. ducted in August, 1942. He had
Other features were a vocal urday. It is a girl and his first. ^ L J I | n l _ j
D I T C C Walter Jacobus and Pfc. William worked for the Pennsylvania
j Railroad 27 years. Three we< liar,
solo, “ Paper Doll,” by Sergeant Next time, let's have an Engi- v n U K U r l
K l I C O Warmouth.
Extra copies are available at j after induction he was sent to
Abbott, and a swing arrange- neer, Corporal.”
ment of Svvanee River by Cpl.
A nice healthy attitude is re- Ho*Piui service«, Red cross Recreation I the Camp Abbot telephone pay England with an Arm y machine
Paul Elman, at the piano, and fleeted in the comment of Pvt. j HaJI-
I record unit.
J E W IS H S E R V IC E S
F rid a y— 7 :45 p.m., Post Chapel.
Pvt. Ralph Guthrie, with his “ Jocko” Wichern, scribe for the
C A T H O L IC S E R V IC E S
Tonight— Confessions, Post Chapel, 7 to
“ This army life gets in a 9 Sunday—
In a farewell message to the
Mass fo r prisoners o f war,
:30 a.m. Mass in Post Chapel, 9 a.m. and
people of Bend, Capt. V. G. Hen man's blood. I don't knoiv if 7 6 :30
P R O T E S T A N T S E R V IC E S
derson, Public Relations Officer, they inject it into the blood
expressed particular gratitude stream in the shots you get at
Sunday— Service at Guardhouse, 9:15
to the USO and those who have the infirmary or if it seeps in a.m.
Service at Station Hospital (over pub
lic address system !, 10 a.m.
made its operation and recent with this Oregon dampness.”
in Post Chapel a t 10:45 a.m.
J- P. Gould—just plain “ J. P. and Services
7 :30 p.m.
Plan to attend chapel at F ort Lewis,
Sergeant Cole was master of Gould”—edits for the third pla- Sunday,
toon and states sadly: “The only
D E N O M IN A T IO N A L S E R V IC E S
IT'S SM ART TO SAVE
BUY W AR BONDS NOW
I tales the third platoon ever gets ChT£i? 7 ii J^ L'D'S'
“ * Gr°'"
I are details.” The m o r a l e of „ Ttnir^ar —'chri,ti»n Scimc*. 12th
. . . .
Group Chaptl. 8 p.m.
Parks and Swanson,
w da y ano
i third platoon editors, appears to
f?, i 'g u m r inc
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