ABBOT ENGINEER Page Four No Sports Except Maybe a Red Hot Horseshoe Game Major Describes Task of Moving Hospital Cases The sports page this week is conspicuous by its absence. The gentle truth is—there just ain’t any sports. All week long, a con tinuous stream of GIs have been observed lugging boxes and crates and things out of the Rec hall and placing them laborious ly onto trucks. Seems that rumor is going to turn out to be true, after all. So there’s our sports story this week: No softball, no volleyball, no bowling, no boxing, no no thin'. Come to think of i t . . . there IS a sports story. An unidentified man, wearing the uniform of a United States soldier, was seen to defeat another unidentified man, wearing the same kind of suit, this week in back of Service Company in a red hot game of horseshoes. The score was not available. Neither was the man who saw it. Army Overseas (Continued from Page One) I.t. Patricia E. Klwolt, commanding officer of the Camp Abbot WAC unit, finds her days filled witli many responsibilities besides keeping her company healthy, well ted and clothed, and in good military form. Here she is comforting “ Grumpy,” six-weeks-old pet kitten, whose leg is in splints because of a fracture sustained in a fall. overseas strength of the army in World War I, and is only 400,000 men short of equalling the en tire strength of the army at the close of World War I. A year ago, 1,466,000 troops were over seas, 21 per cent of a r m y ! Activation of a separation cen strength at that time. The United States Army A ir ter at Fort Dix, N. J., the pur Forces and Army Service Forces pose of which is to speed dis are almost completely deployed, charges and help in the readjust and the movement of Army ment from soldier to civilian, Ground Forces is nearing the has been announced by the War peak. The flow of ASF person Department. First unit of its nel and A A F personnel now is j type activated in this country, on the decline, having reached the new center is designed to its peak during earlier phases serve as a model for others to be o f the war, when Ground Forces j established as conditions war troops were r e t a i n e d in the rant. United States, where they were Men ordered to the centers being welded into fighting divi from Army posts and ports will sions. there receive final pay, finish As the period of decisive ac tl.eir military careers, and be of tion approached, the flow of fered vocational guidance intend ground personnel increased. The ed to facilitate adjustment to the flow of AG F troops overseas, I civilian status. Only 48 hours consequently, is on the increase are required for the new separa today, while the flow of ASF | tion process, as compared to and A A F personnel already has three weeks or more, formerly reached its peak. required. Personnel of the Affairs Divis ion are available to assist the soldier with problems such as Hue to a not-too-hazy policy continuation of life insurance, of this sheet, which frowns (with war bond allotments, personal sound effects) on the telling of effects in post, and transporta any story dealing with an inebri- ’ tion of family and household ated GI, the character who con-1 goods. trived in some strange manner to ease himself into the bedroom of a respectable young lady, hap pened to be in some other line. He stood glaring at the girl until Attempts by the Navy to sal she awakened, then he brandish ed a pistol and order«! her to get vage the USS Lafayette (form erly the Normandie) have been out of bed. The lady refused, illogically suspended, it was recently an we think, on the ground that she nounced by the Secretary of the wasn't wearing any pajamas., Navy. From thorough tests it The fact is, she wasn't wearing has been found that, tinder ex anything at all. But this made no isting conditions, it would be a impression on the soused citizen monumental task to convert the giant liner into a serviceable ves whatever. "Get up,” he said. " I won’t,” she r e p l i e d . "I sel. The Normandie burned and haven't anything on.” capsized at Pier 88, West 48th "Get up.” he said. Street and the Hudson River, “ I won’t,” said she. Well, that went on for some New York City, on February 9, time, until the soak got pretty 1942. and was refloated in Oct threatening with the gun and ober. 1943. Red Cross Sends New Center Will Capture Parcels Speed Discharges Abbot Face! Salvage of Huge Liner Abandoned the girl decided she would rather he alive though immodest. Out she got barefooted, as they cay, up to her chin. The drunk looked her up and down, and slowly shook his head. "Nope," said he, "you’re not the babe that shot my mother." With that he turned on his heel and walked out of the room. Hasn't been heard ol since, either. W ill Somebody Please Tell Us What Happened? Intone of those features which The New Yorker magazine cre ates to point out the mistakes of other publications, Camp Abbot this week made the “ Most Fas cinating News Story of the Week” department thus: “ (The following item, re printed in its entirety, is from the San Francisco Examiner) “ Bend, Ore.—Camp Abbot soldiers and visiting service men attending the annual ball of the police department made an embarrassing discovery.” The delicate process of trans ferring bed ridden hospital pat ient ; some of whom suffer from contac ms diseases, is being ac complished according to a care fully laid plan, with an eye to ward patient safety and comfort, Ma|or Stanley F. Stockhammer, acting post surgeon, said today. For-the past ten days there has b m a gradual dismissal of the less serious eases, leaving only b"d patients. With the exception of con ngious cases, which will, of com so, lie kept isolated, patients h i vc been grouped, affording ad- equate care by reduced medical personnel. When “ moving day” comes, bed patients will be transported o a special hospital train in the: Personnel of the Women’s station metropolitan ambulance, Army Corps, both officers and a luxurious, automatically heat enlisted, may be released from ed limousine, which accomodates the WAC for appointment in the four patients and two atten Army Nurse Corps and in the dants at one time. The conta-l Medical Department of the army gious cases will occupy a special as dietitians or physical therapy car in the train. All patients will aides, if found to be profession be put to bed on the train and ally and physically qualified for travel to Fort Lewis under the such appointment by the Sur care of medical personnel. Pat geon General, the War Depart ients too seriously ill to be mov ment has announced. I f accepted, women will be ed to the new station will be transferred to St. Charles Hos- honorably discharged from the Women’s Army Corps the day pital in Bend. Henceforth, patients requir preceding entry upon duty with ing general hospital care, Major the Medical Department so that Stockhammer said, will be trans service may be continuous. All interested persons wishing ferred to Barnes General Hos pital. This is in accordance with to make application for the ap the requirement that such pat pointment should forward to the ients be located at the general Adjutant General full informa hospital nearest their perman tion as to professional qualifica tions, as well as report of phys ent stations. ical examination, final type, ren dered on Form 63. A critical shortage of nurses, dietitians, and physical therapy aides was given as the reason Enough women to fill approxi for making the appointment mately 800 average size com available to members of the panies now are serving in the Women's Arm y Corps. armed f o r c e s of the United Detroit (C N S)—Mrs. Dorothy States, and new women recruits are joining at the rate of 2,000 Malin won a divorce here after per week, according to latest re she testifide that she had not ports. Approximately 65,000 are protested w h e n her husband members of the WAC, 56,000 the brought his former wife to live WAVES, 15,500 the U n i t e d with them, but became fed up States Marine Women’s Re when he insisted that she enter tain his girl friends, too. serves, and 5,500 the SPARS. To Release WACs For Nurse Corps Post Signal Photo Lab. MORE ABOUT Camp Abbot, Ore., June 17, 1944 May Not Be Records, But It's a Cinch They're Fit In expectation of the invasion, the American Red Cross shipped 26,000 “ capture parcels” to Eu rope for distribution to Amer ican prisoners of war in Italy and Germany, and 24,000 more parcels will be sent to Interna tional Red Cross headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland within thirty days, Red Cross officials announced this week. Capture parcels, it was ex plained, contain necessities and comfort articles for servicemen who are taken prisoner “ with little in their possession except the clothing they wear.” The gifts are from people back home through donations, and are is sued by the International Red Cross Committee to American prisoners of war as soon as pos sible after their capture. W A C Still ¿¿ads In Enlistments RC Unit Here to Serve Ft. Lewis The Camp Abbot field office of the American Red Cross will be transferred to Fort Lewis to serve personnel of the Engineer section, Frank Dunning, field di rector, has announced. Ten Red Cross workers now at Camp Abbot will be on duty at Fort Lewis, and additional personnel will join the staff there. John Butler, assistant field director for Camp Abbot, left earlier this week to make preparations for the move to the Washington station. Morale, News, Problems On Brass Hat Pew-Wow Forum discussions by commis sioned officers on such subjects as current events, missions of the Army Service Forces, and leadership problems and factors, has been added to the Army ori entation program. Major Gen eral David McCoach, Jr., Com manding General of the Ninth Service C o m m a n d , has an- nouned. The discussions are designed to emphasize the responsibilities of officers in the maintenance of morale of troops. The pro gram will continue weekly for an indefinite period. Pic. James Smith of Wend- over Field. Utah, recently did 422 push ups during a physical fitness session. Cpl. Herbert Prewitt of Randolph Field. Tex . welterweight boxing champion, did 286 situps as part of a re If* your cent physical fitness test. SURE i t : life, soldier— IN T h e a rm y '* new "strato sph ere g un" In one of the m ost pow erful of A m e ric a n weapons. T h is M r lit) m m . a n ti-a ircra ft blaster Is capable of firin g a p ro je ctile itl.000 feet h igh er th an a n y other g un of its type.