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Checker Board (Newspaper) - January 27, 1943, Hampton Roads, Virginia 1 CAMP VAN JANUARY 1943 More Buses Relieve Camp Travel Problems General officers are the leaden of the 99th commanding General pf the Dm P May Now Stay At Guest House Soldiers of the 99th Division will be happy to hear that the guest on 8th be tween and 10th is now open for the accommodation of close relatives and enlisted The rates are to be 50c a payable in and guests are permitted to stay only three consecutive emergency permission Becomes Dad Three limes in 10 Months Frank Shannon of 396th his friends the other day when ha told them that be had become the father of three children in 10 After their arched eye brows resumed their normal positions Shannon explained that a few months and his wife adopted a girl and just this his wife pre sented him with twin for an extended persona will be permitted in the guest except regis tered and must arrange to meet at the Service Club or public cafeterias are not yet in and until they no guest can be admitted the guest house unless prior arrange ments have been made for There are seven hostesses at present who are fully qualified in their and arrangements have been made for the comfort and enjoyment of all Chance to Become Officers Own Re views On Saturdays ed today that the next three SaA will be regi nmf pa radeV Saturday when the 398rd Regiment before comman derand Lt CoL r Cost Gents to Mail The Paper Home of Mails at Vaa Dent advised the Checker Board today that starting week WMt pit a half cent stamp on every paper aead The explained that the in Washins torn sad the local All papers that do not hare Soldiers possessing muska talent are now afforded an ex opportunity to become Warrant Officers junior grade according to word received from the Army Musical at Fort postage will tamed to the be ra are scheduled to be held Mareh 9th and to establish eligibility for attend ance at the whooL Graduates from be made Warrant Officer band Soldiers in taking this examination should see their immediate Commanding Officers at In order to qualify for the the applicant must be recommended to take his character must be establish ed as he must have demonstrated qualities of lead his score of the Army General Classification Test must and if he is not a high school a statement to the effect that he is considered to have the lent thereof is Infantry to march m 6 on Separate Battalions and on 99th Sets As Goal for GI Insurance The aim of the 99th Division Insurance Office is to have 100 per cent of the men in the Di vision carrying Government in surance policies of Lieutenant Kenneth Mac Division Insurance feels that the Division has made great start toward this in rtew ofthe which reveal per cent of the mwt own withan av policy of The Office assures the men that they may apply for additional insurance at any time their company or The merr are1 5 Schedules Announced Camp Negotiating For Two Large Trailer Buses Camp Headquarters announced today that DOS service to and from Camp Van Dont has been improved considerably within the past twe weeks by the addition of extra express coaches to Bat on The addition of the Industrial Bus which operates be tween Camp Van Dorn and Cen treville and Camp Van Dorn and Baton has done much to relieve the congestion on other bus lines serving this Camp Headquarters hopes with in announce have been complet ed with a private concern two trailer typeT bussa between the These bases in the twe involved in the issuing a policy might prevent iag in should the soldier be leaving the on iSve aid the The win The starting point for all bases Premiums are deducted present is at PX ly from the soldiers no cash payments being of benefits provided page g will with jackets or overcoats depending on Continued oa Page 8 And Now A Four Stripe General Staff Sergeant Edmond Reag of 3rd 393rd never realized impres had made on the rookies in his company until he heard of en incident that happened in one classroom quizzes recent A who is a was asked the name of the 99th Divi Without the flutter ef the unin formed whipped out the Sergeant at Five leave the Ideal Cafe for the The Baton bus may also be caught at 21st street between 14th and r All baa and train Centreville and this area may be found on page Enlisted Men Eligible foF West Point surprising 371st Soldiers Purchase GT Insurance Totaling Enlisted men who one year of The 371st FieM leads all other of the Divi on in the of Na tional Service Insurance with sales to almost Charles the Battalion said The officer pointed oat that as result of an insur ance campaign under the dir William Jzw 97 of have more than half of which havs The campaign promoted by Sober started Decem ber 21 and ended a month later Sober that CoL cheeked into the amount of insurance sold iers had purchased at recep tion he was disap pointed to note that most men had only and many had no insurance at alL The officer Whea we explained the benefits of National Service Insurance to the men they were anx ious to increase their policies or to subscribe to the gov have service by July are eligible for ap pointment to the Military at West Point Those are ed for appointment will take the entrance examination on To be enlisted men most have reached their nine birthday and not reached their birth day July Applica tions for appointment must be made to the immediate Command ing Wrappers Spoke Volumes Private Reed of Divis ion Headquarters Company re turned Friday from an emer gency with a big smile on his face a box of cigars under his The cigars explained the for on each wrapper was printed the a
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