Camp Barkeley News (Camp Barkeley, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, June 2, 1944 Page: 7 of 8
Friday, June 2, 1944
CAMP BARKELEY NEWS
■fTITITH invasion now apparently
VV only a matter of Says before
launching, a timely book concerns
the generals to be faced by the
Allies. Most popular and most
legendary is The Fox, whose full
name and title is Field Marshal
Erwin Eugen Johannes Rommel.
However, he’s omy one of nine
to be sketched in “Hitler’s Generals”
by W. E. Hart, pen name of a for-
mer German cavalry officer, who
was one of Hitler’s brass hatters
until he became disaffected and
Went over to the British.
These are biographical sketches
of Colonel General Baron Werner
von Fritsch, Field Marshal Karl
Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt, Rom-
mel, Field Marshal Erhard Milch,
Field Marshal Walther Heinrich
Alfred Herman von Brauchitsch,
Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, Field
Marshal Fedor von Bock, Grand
Admiral Karl Doenitz, and Admiral
It may seem unusual and perhaps
even humorous to all out soldiers
to find an assortment of children’s
books at Library No. 1, but there’s
method in such madness. Many
soldiers are visited by their “young-
uns” at Camp and the usual line
of books, selected for he men are a
little beyond the ken and compre-
hension of such tikes.
Brought up to date by that master
of American historical fiction,
“Trending Into Maine” by Kenneth
Roberts is one of the best to come
our way in some time. Although
originally published in 1938, this
edition has been brought up to date
and revised, with notable art by
N. C. Wyeth. It is a group of in-
formal, informative and authentic
essays about life and things in the
Pine Tree state from the early sea-
faring days to the present goings
The ever present humor books
contain several good chuckles. Al-
though intended as too humorous
a piece, “Jezebel, The Jeep” by
Fairfax Downey is a yarn of a jeep
■ id—its driver in the Sicilian cam-
■fcpgn. “Country Colic” by Robert
■j^^awson is more or less aptly labeled
W 'he Weeder’s Digest” and. “The
| ,ork Run” edited by Becky Reyher
is apropos the rash of war babies.
Red Cross Annex
Has Craft Shop For
The Red Cross broadened its
Camp program with a new craft
shop at the Station Hospital Annex
located in the 1851st area. The new
shop will be operated by the Red
Cross under direction of Miss Ve-
rona Lambert. The project was
equipped by the Army and will af-
ford to the annex patients means
of pursuing their varied skills and
___The shop is supplied with wood-
working tools and it is the plan to
add more and finer tools to the
growing collection. A proud posses-
sion of the shop is a fine new
liand-loonr on which many patients
are L-ying their skill. An added at-
traction is a patient who makes
sketches of the convalescents.
The Annex Red Cross will branch
out in the near future with dances,
parties and shows. At present the
schedule is movies in the annex
classroom Mondays and Thursdays
of! each week. On Monday, June 5.
“Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour,” will
be \ presented. “It Comes Up Love”
is billed for Thursday, June 8.
Red Cross social services are pro-
vided by Miss Ruth Morner at the
annex. This includes all work of
emergency nature, such as family
problems or a patient's financial
problems. The Red Cross gets need-
ed information on the situation at
homie through the local Red Cross
ehaVter which supplies such infor-
ma j>n. It performs such tasks as
veri-lung the need for a soldier’s
presence at home and giving this
information to the Army. It gives
the jnldier an opportunity to ob-
tain advice on his problems. It helps
him |>r refers him to where he can
get |ie help needed. It also sup-
plies funds to patients who for some
reason did not receive their pay
during the period of time that they
were ip the hospital.
—Private Maurice Link
Jack Broughton, old-time British
fighter, is credited with the in-
vention of boxing gloves.
This is Janice Hansen, 17,
Union City, N. J., who recently
won $1,090 in War Bonds for
having the most beautiful legs
in New Jersey. She’s going to
show them to soldiers in camps
all over the U. S. in a forth-
coming coast-to-coast tour. We
hope she hits- Camp Barkeley
T-5 Turner Seeks
Musical Talent for
A series of musical programs by
Camp soldiers, known as “Concert
Specials,” is to be inaugurated at
Service Club No. 2 on Monday even-
ing, June 12.
The performers will be chosen
from among musicians who are sta-
tioned at Camp. In charge of the
series is T-5 Robert E. Turner of
the 660th. Clearing Co., Fourth
Army, who has had a notable ca-
reer as a radio and concert pianist
both in this country and abroad.
The programs, each of which is
to be about 40 minutes in length,
will have a twofold mission: first,
they will appeal to all lovers of
fine music in Camp and the vicin-
ity; and second, the soldier musi-
cians who participate will be en-
couraged to maintain their artis-
Turner is preparing to make up
his program for several weeks ahead
and -./ill conduct a talent qu~st dur-
ing the next few days. All skilled
musicians— instrumentalists and
singers—are invited to leave their
names with Mrs. G. L. Harris at
Service Club No. 2 before next Wed-
nesday. An individual appointment
with Turner then will be arranged
for discussing a possible program.
Singers, violinists, pianists, ’cell-
ists and other instrumentalists will
be featured and each “Concert Spe-
cial” wih be given over to one or
two ai ‘ ts. It is hoped that suitable
talent will be discovered to form
chamber music groups, string quar-
tets, trios or other combinations so
that occasional even1 - of ensem-
ble music may be included in the
series later on.
;ra, 8:30 p.
Mesquite Street (For Negroes)—Car-
T\ANCESs games, music, picnics
and even an old-fashioned hay
ride—these are only a few of the
features at the USO Clubs in Abi-
lene for the coming week. When
you’re in town be sure to drop in
at the clubs. Their doors always
yawm a wide and big welcome for
all servicemen and you can have
a great time taking part in the
Highlights at the clubs for the
First Street—Bingo, grand prize,
’phone call home, 8 p. m.
Second Street—Formal dance spon-
sored by Blue Bonnet Brigade, 8:30 p.
Fifth Street—Cabaret dance on patio,
orchestra, 8:30 p. m.
nival, 8:30 p. m.
First Street—Music hour— featuring
T-5 Earnest Sharo, violin virtuoso and
pianist Cpl. Clarence Warrington, 2:30
Second Street—Movie—“Topper Takes
a Trip/’ 7:45 p. m.
Fifth Street—Picnic to Abilene State
Park, 3 p. m.
Mesquite Street—Musicale, 4:30 p.
First Street—Dramatic Club, open to
all servicemen and wives, 8 p. m.
Second Street—Ping Pong tournament
and informal recreation, 8:30 p. m.
Fifth Street—Pool and billiards, 7:30
Mesquite Street—Wiener roast, 8:30 p.
First Street—Waffle supper for all
service men and wives, Cpl. Raymond
St. Cyr, pianist, 6:30 p. m.
Second Street—Horseback riding par-
ty. 7:30 p. m.
Fifth Street—Beginner’s dance class,
7:45 p. m.
Mesquite Street—Treasure hunt, 8:30
First Street—Come Sketch Awhile-
Conducted by Lt. Hunter Griffith, Abi-
lene Army Air Base; co-ed model, 8 p.
Second Street—Lobby Bingo conduct-
ed by Mrs. Tid McAden, 8 p. m.
Bonnet Brigade, 8:15
“It was sure—swell of—you—to—get me—a—date too!"
Fifth Street—Dance sponsored by Blue
■onnet Brigade, 8:15 p. m.
Mesquite Street—Question Box prizes,
8:30 p. m.
sire _ ___ ____
coal and fingerpainting conducted by
Nona Ruth Carr. 8 p, m.
Fifth Street—Hayride, Junior Hostess-
es, 8 p. m.
Mesquite Street—Guess Who quiz pro-
gram, 9’ p. m. '
First Street—Movie, Sweater Girl,
8:30 p. m.
Second Street—Movie, Captain Cau-
tion. 7:45 p. m.
Fifth Street—Horseback riding, 7:30
Mesquite Street—Party couples night,
8:30 p. m.
American Ball, a new game allow-
ing running, tackling, kicking,
wrestling, throwing or any other
means to get a ball the length of a
field and through a goal for two
points, has made its appearance as
part of the physical training pro-
gram of the Fifth Training Reg. at
Drew Field, Tampa, Fla.
The game is reputed to be the
fastest, roughest sport in Army
training. It has rules, but just what
they are is not clear to the play-
ers who devised and enthusiastical-
ly recommend the new game.
For a brighter tomorrow buy War
Cpl. Joseph v. Pringle, person-
nel clerk of the 14th Med. Tng.
Regt., may be a veteran Army man,
but he never knew until recently
that it just “ain’t” profitable to go
“snipe hunting.” Corporal Pringle
accompanied the 63d Med. Tng. Bn.
on its recent bivouac and realized
to his chagrin that he was left
“holding the bag.”
“Snipe hunting,” long a favorite
gag to be pulled on Army neophy-
tes, even worked on a seasoned ca-
dreman in the case of Corporal
Pringle. After receiving a high-pres-
sure sales talk on how delicious
tasting Texas snipes are and how
plentiful the birds are in this part
of the country, the corporal was
taken out at night to try his luck
at the sport. Equipped with a
flashlight and a large bag, Pringle
took his position on a lonely hill.
His “pals” promised to make the
task very simple for him by beat-
ing -the surrounding landscape and
driving the snipes into his bag.
However, after a few lusty shouts
the voices of Piuigle’s “pals” trailed
off in the darkness. Pringle was left
at his lonely post all by himself.
Still determined to bring back a
bag of snipes he remained there for
nearly two hours. And when he fi-
nally decided to give up the vigil
he became lost and had to be es-
corted back to Camp.
Corporal Pringle realizes now that
he was the butt of an old Army
prank, but avows he’ll get even.
All platoons of the 12th Armored
Division's nee tank battalions re-
ceived ratings of either excellent or
very satisfactory in the recent pla-
toon leadership tests.
This showing, according to CC-B
officers in charge of the exercises,
indicated that the tankers have de-
veloped into well trained combat
Ten of the platoons received rat-
ings of excellent, the top mark.
A lightweight, water-proofed ny-
lon poncho for tropical combat has
been developed by the Quartermas-
ter Corps. It weighs 30 ounces, can
be foxhole eover, ground sheet or
Call Ripley! Twins Are Cousins!
. . —Photo by U. S. Army Signal Corps
These twins are cousins as well as brothers—believe it or not.
Rex C. Freekleton, left, and Neal Freckleton born Dee. 8,i 1925.
That chow gong will sound at
6:30 on Tuesday evening at the
First Street USO when the Club
plays host to all servicemen and
their wives at the weekly waffle
supper. The feast will be prepar-
ed in the new modern kitchen
which is situated on the second
floor of the building. There will
be plenty of golden waffles with
seconds assured for all.
WAC's can help win the war. The
Army needs WAC’s. Let's cooperate
in the recruiting program.
Over in Co. C, 56th Med. Tng.
Bn., they’ve come up with the odd-
ity of oddities—twins who are cou-
sins as well as brothers but who
had different mothers—who were
Of course, you can’t answer it—
so we ll oblige!
Neal w. and Rex C. Freckleton
were both born Dec. 8, 1925—Neal
in Blackford, Ida., and Rex in Poca-
tello, Ida., about 25 miles distant.
Neal is six hours older than Rex.
Neal was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Glen Winschell and Rex’s parents
were Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Freck-
leton. Mrs. Winschell and Mrs.
Freckleton were sisters.
When Neal was two years old his
parents were separated and he was
legally adopted by Mr. and Mrs.
Freckleton. That made him their
son—and therefore—Rex’s brother—
and as they were born the same
day—they’re twins—and, of course,
they're also cousins!
The story does not end there,
either. The two were brought up to-
gether. as twins, and, up until they
were 14 years old, no one eoaid
tell them, apart. They were even
the same height and weight. How-
ever, in the last five years, their
size and features have changed.
Rex is 5 ft. 10 1-2 and Neal 5 ft. 7,
and Rex wears glasses. They still
look enough alike, however, to be
taken for brothers. They have all
the tendencies of twins. They at-
tended the same classes together
in school and were inseparable..
They even received closely similar
marks on their Army general clas-
sification tests—and the Army is
treating them as twins.
1944 tty Leonard Samon*, distributed by Camp Newspaper Service
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