EPG Echo, July 15, 1943, Front Page
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Volume I Erie Proving Ground, LaCarne, Ohio 15 July 1943 Issue 7 WD Authorizes Cash Awards For Suggestions War Department Civilian Personnel regulations just received authorize the awarding of from $5 to $250 for employee suggestions which result in improvement or economy in operations within the War Department. Under these regulations any Civil Service employee of EPG will be eligible to receive an award for a suggestion adopted on or after June 1943. In order ito facilitate the operation of a suggestion system, boxes are being installed in the vicinity of each time clock and suitable forms will be on hand at each location. By 1 August it is expected that all local arrangements will be complete and that the actual processing of suggestions will begin. The local plan was submitted to the Personnel Advisory Board for approval yesterday and final details will be announced in the next ECHO. In general, when the Commanding Officer authorizes adoption of a suggestion, the employee will be notified of the amount of the initial award and payment will follow. Adoption will consist of actually placing the suggestion in effect. Suggestions worthy of further recognition will be forwarded to the War Department Board on Civilian Award for review and possible additional reward. EPG Soldiers Give Free Jeep Rides To Boys Typical of the service EPG's military personnel is rendering in Bond drives and patriotic rallies sponsored in Ohio cities was the response for artillery exhibitions and soldier contingents to Bellevue on 4 July and Medina on 5 July. Two officers and 10 enlisted men with artillery and jeeps l from here to participate in parades and displays in those cities. The EPG detail of soldiers and officers bivouacked near Medina Sunday night and were guests of the Medina War Bond committee for Monday's noon meal, and of the YWCA of Medina at a chicken picnic supper. Soldiers report they ate chicken until it "popped out of their ears." Maj. H. J. Worst and Lt. D. E. Yeagley were in charge of the expedition. Enlisted men, from the EPG Quartermaster Detachment, on the two-day trip were T/Sgt. A. J. Weit, T/Sgt. L. P. Bentley, Sgt. C. H. Adams, Sgt. W. L. Franc, Sgt. R. Gilliam, Cpl. C. W. DeTemple, Cpl. C. C. Small, Pfc. E. R. Bader, Pfc. C. J. Berly, and Pvt. A. L. Cueva. T/Sgt. Weit and Pfc. Berly are in the above picture. Civilian Clubs Name Officers Bulletin - An EPG Field Day sponsored by the Post Civilian Clubs, will be held in August. Pat Barrett, EOD, is chairman of Officers for the Control Board of the EPG Civilian Clubs, elected just as the ECHO was going to press, are: Rupert Pearce, president: Thelma Paul, vice-president; William Fields, secretary; and Marian King, treasurer. Officers for five area civilian clubs for EPG employees were named last week. Schedules of events for the different groups will be set-up as soon as officers work out organization details. Officers are: Fremont area: Sherman Weisheit, president; Mildred Gavitt, vice president; Anna Rose Rich, secretary; T. Ward Potts, treasurer. Oak Harbor area: Rupert Pearce, president; Robert Blose, vice-president; Ruth Ranch, secretary;Jack Wade, Jr. , treasurer. Gibsonburg area; Harold Bork, president; Eve Williams, vice- president; Thelma Paul, secretary; Jean Johnson, treasurer. Port Clinton: Patrick Barrett, president; Marian King, vice president; Lois Brown, secretary; Ray Snider, treasurer. Toledo area: Robert Howe, president; William Fields, vice president; Emma Doris Roberts, secretary; Lloyd Carr, treasurer.
|Title||EPG Echo, July 15, 1943|
|Subject||Artillery (Weaponry)--1940-1950; Proving Grounds; World War, 1939-1945--Ohio--Ottawa County|
|Place||LaCarne (Ohio); Ottawa County (Ohio)|
|Description||Newspaper of the Erie Proving Grounds, the Echo, July 15, 1943. Located next to Camp Perry, west of Port Clinton, Ohio, on Lake Erie, and first established as Camp Perry Proving Ground in March, 1918, the testing site for artillery, tank guns and armor plate was later designated Erie Proving Ground, Erie Ordinance Depot, and Erie Army Depot. Over 5,000 persons were employed there during World War II.|
|Date of Original||July 15, 1943|
|Collection||Ralph and Betty Rogers Collection|
|Submitting Institution||Clyde Public Library|
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|Extent||8 in x 11 in|