FRIDAY NIGHT PASSES
It seems that too many of the enrollees of this company take the idea of FRIDAY NIGHT PASSES as a casual thing that seems to come automatically.
On the contrary, the Commanding Officer has the discretion to issue or refuse these passes. A FRIDAY NIGHT PASS is ONLY given as a reward for good work, in the field and in camp, for participation in the educational and recreational program, and for personal efforts toward self-improvement. It is NEVER a routine which comes at the end of every work week just for putting in full time on the job.
The enrollees of this company can indeed consider themselves fortunate in being located in a camp so centrally located that “home” is just a short distance away, and in being granted FRIDAY NIGHT PASSES as regularly as they receive their pay.
There are a great many camps in this District which authorize week-end passes only ONCE or TWICE a month,–and the men are mighty glad to get them. I think, therefore, that the enrollees of my command should realize that they are getting somewhat of a special reward in receiving FRIDAY NIGHT PASSES, rather than a more automatic pass which is taken for granted.
I sincerely hope that I won’t have to cut these passes to one or two a month as is the practice in most camps in the Fifth Corps Area, but I will do just that if I must. By all means, if you DO get a pass, please don’t come back on Monday or later AWOL, as this will reflect on the rest of the company. The only recourse in that case is to give up the FRIDAY NIGHT PASS entirely.
LINDEN CHASE, 2nd Lieut., FA-Ros., 401st FA, Commanding
NEW COOKS GO OVER
Everything is in our favor to hold our Superior rating which we got last month. In order to have a superior rating everything must be above standard. Our kitchen heretofore hasn’t been quite that way. Now our future has brightened with the addition of two veteran cooks and a baker. These new cooks are Albert Niedenfuhr and Venard King and the baker is :Pop” Calhoon. All have had a number of years experience in cooking and pastry work and will work our Junior cooks and teach them the old tricks in cooking.
Lets take a look at their lives. Niedenfuhr served seven and on-half years in the United States Marine Corps (he is not another Sowers though, boys). There he saw the hard knocks of life and did a lot of traveling. He can tell of many interesting happenings across the pond. After leaving the Marines the Government sent him to their pastry school from where he has a certificate of graduation. He is a veteran of the World War. He entered the CCCs about four years ago and has been in quite a number of camps in Ohio and some of the Southern States. He has served as first cook, chief baker, and mess steward. His home town is Mt. Victory, Ohio.
Venard King is also a World War Veteran. He spent two years in service in the Machine Gunners Division. There he was wounded and sent to the hospital for six months. He won high honors while in service. He has been in the CCC for two years. He worked six months in the field and the remainder of the time he has been in the kitchen. He has served as second cook, first cook, mess steward, and baker in different camps that he has been in.
“Pop” Calhoon was one of the men transferred here from the West. He has been in our midst but a short time but we can say that his baking has been a great help to our daily menus. He has had quite a number of years experience in the baking business with some of our countrys leading bakeries.
All say that our eats will be better from now on. Have you noticed the difference? The food is better prepared and we have more of a variety. Keep up the good work, boys, and I’m sure that everyone in camp will be your friends and respect you. We only hope that our Junior cooks will follow in your footsteps and make our kitchen second to none in the Fifth Corps area.
THE MONTH’S CROSSWORD
2—Divisions into which Districts are divided in the CCC.
11—What an enrollee should do with his socks, if they have holes. (P1)
12—A sound of surprise (Not “OH!”)
13—A utensil you fry things in (Also an enrollee’s mug).
15—You catch fish in this. (A woman sets one over her hair).
16—A professional (as in golf).
17—A boy’s school in England.
19—A rodent (you call fellows this when they tell on you).
22—A grain (also a kind of whiskey).
23—Past of have.
29—Not young (often used in reference to your father as “the _ man”).
32—What your girl did with the letter you wrote asking for forgiveness.
33—A song by three people.
37—What you do to the mess hall. (You do it with rags and along handle).
38—North East (abbr.).
39—When you break your razor this is the result.
41—Same as 38.
42—A subdivision. CCC camps used to be divided int them: __ & __.
1—What the editor is in charge of. Also you write on it, etc.
3—Head of the camp paper (Abbr.).
4—Tin container (you also call the rear parts of the enrollees by this name).
5—You plant these. Forest camps work with them (there’s a poem on them).
7—18th and 19th letters of the alphabet.
8—Past tense of choose.
10—Facts; a collection of information.
12—The organization that runs the CCC (Every country has one).
14—Two words meaning “you can’t do it here” (this is two words).
20—Fuss, bustle (“Much ___ About Nothing”)
21—A utensil to cook in. (Farmers have china ones under the bed.
26—While there is life there is ___ (Missing word in “Faith, ___, and Charity.”).
28—To ride on top of the water.
30—King of beasts One growls at you from every MGM movie.
31—Name of one of the 7 Dwarfs in Snow White (Means dizzy).
35—Recreation Hall, short form (___ Hall)
36—Three (as in ___ motor airplane).
40—to perform something.