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Checkerboard Newspaper Archive: January 20, 1943 - Page 1

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   Checker Board (Newspaper) - January 20, 1943, Hampton Roads, Virginia                                1 CAMP VAN JANUARY 1943 2 First AllSoldier Radio Show Broadcast Tonight Hope to Complete LaundryBakery At Early Date Will Be in Operation i When Machinery JR Installed i i of the Area said today that construction work hao been com on Camp Van Dorns launi drv bakery and that both will be nut into operation as poor as nsachinery is j He said thut everytbinp is bej done to rush the installation j work as much as possible so that services will be completed i at early Parkhnrst said the laun dr take care of all the mili tar personnel and is equipped to j work 24 hours a j Tilt he can turn ou 1400 loaves of bread in n single Hf that both the i3undr and the bakery an being equipped with the latest Along the line of camp imj provemem j Parkhurst said FOUR HOUR BREAK Talented Soldiers Take The Stage At 394th Recreation Hall at 7 Natchez Too Big For 371st Private Mississippi mnv not be the largest city in but its street ap parently proved a veritable maze to Edward of A 371st FA on a recent after paying hi perfectly pood money for a spent many anxious later the evening in a bewildering search for that of the 324th Engineers Battalion took a from things militaiy recently to hold a dance in tht Division Troops Recreation Hal on 13th Here Checkerboard soldiers that hi5 omce is in receipt of with then Checker Chums line up for Frank from the Depart r r ment instructing him to increase officers lavatory Ho explained that barracks were constructed originally for 10 men but before they were com pleted their interiors were ar ranjrsii to accommodate 14 otti These changes were made bu lavatory facilities were not thus the over crowded condition Present plans call for the con commanding officer of looks on to see that everyone gets a large wedge of apple of additional lavatories Command er of the Army deliv of aodme on to those readv I ered a soiaier s tall to the offi I cers of the 99th Division last I Wednesday After being presented by Thompson Gins wold stressed the fact that he was in perfect accord with Music hath so poej the j our Division Commanders deter Hikes Are Shorter When They Sing old Soldier of have discovered that music also makes their hikes seem shorter and the time passes more urination to mold his men into a hardfighting combat and that n sincere and undying loyalty from all the officers was all the time as they through the slush So now the men sing necessaiy to the achieving of lis In speaking of Officers and noncoms approve i emphasized that the of the music because it keeps iril of the wa in good voice to shout Conrinued on Page S World War I Vets Can Get GI Insurance Army Institute Offers Courses To 99th Troops tftth Division now the opportunity to im prove thechance for promotion and to continue ov begin a high school or college This opportunity is explained in detail in the Army Institute a book recently issued by the Spec ial Service Division of the War This book lists more than 600 i correspondence available I to all enlisted men with at least four months All the courses listed have been selected j and approved by the Army as studies which may add to the soldiers military efficiency and There are courses offered in Continued 01 Page Military personnel who are veterans of World War I are re minded that they are eligible to epoly for United States Govern ment Life Insurance against I or total disability in any Expectant Dads Wait To Pass Out Cigars ouiritiple but not less than or more than The applicant must have serv ed any time from October to July in the arm ed and he must be in Thf advantages offered by the Life Insurance pol icies are that they contain a per manent and total disability bene fit clause there are no restric tions as to the individual who Continued Page S Three members of the Medical 393rd are ex pected to be passing out cigars among their comrades in the near in view of approach ing blessed events in their respective The expectant fathers are Thomas Roomsburg of New Zeige Smaller of Ohio and Paul Bloodsworth of WSKB Remote Facililie To Air Weekly Program Tc Lisieninu Audience The 99th Divisioi Radio makts its or the air tonight from Recreation Hal 3tn froiji 7 to remote laci ties provided by Radio The is all solnier start to sohiie its William Gris a forme XElC zi nouncer in tc r 99th a group oi who present an interesting re tolife Army drama The cast of the 9Hth this week includes PrivateHur ry Glen Ce Joe JotLT doffi anil Michael And theii jSe La Monte who lie bav six pwine tuneMany of a Montesmusicians ulayeci Kay Kyser and Pan Whnr and other ve binu before they joined me Two comedian tap Anthony Pa him bo and Charles hpve worked up a tricky routine that i both pleasant to the ea ant the and thus will please the listen ing and studio A portion of each program is to be devoted to interviewing in teresting people in the 99th Divi The first person selected for this spot is of the G2 who is one of the few soldiers from India the It is the intention of the Division Special Senice Depart ment to include as many soldier as possible on each radio That means that the cast vni change from week u week to ive everyone an opportunity to Its play their Division Trains Projectionists Many enlisted men of the 99th Division were piven an oppor tunity to learn how to operate a 16mm movie projection machine Monday afternoon in classes in structed by Tippett of the 99th at the building next to the 324th on 13th General Laurence Pleasantly Surprised With Quality of Division Review 99tfc Division Commander Said Parade Showed Careful quality of the first review which Attention Had Been Given To All Phases i showed that careful attention Of Earlv Training fiven tot of the first few weeks of Of we realize that it General Thompson Law chief of the Checker wasnt a finished is commanding general of board who spoke for his it had some by and the 99th Infantry was commanding Craig largre iv was agreeable suri pleased with the adued thai General Lawrence Craig It So stated Colonel David pleasantly surprised at ths ha the rver are being i well trained ami well Craig went to say that the quality of instruction is gradually improving and that im of is reflected in the Craig also The gen eral realizes that the training schedule easy and he is please that s manv men can take He added that other men are learning to take and when they can they will realize that it pays bie dividends in j Proof that the men are mak i ing the adjustment to Army life can be found in the fact that the outburst of common colds has   

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