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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 Soldiers21 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 nnleu 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 jreek his wife pre sented him with twin for an extended persona will be permitted in the guest except regis tered and joldiers must arrange to meet theii at the Service Club or yropnate 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 DivisionHeadquarters announc ed today that the next three SaA urdayr will be devotedto regi Jnentslrbattaiton andspeeiat nmf rJBviewai pa radeV Saturday when the 398rd Regiment before comman derand Lt CoL r Cost Gents to Mail The Paper Home Saperin tesdeat of Mails at Caatp Vaa Dent advised the Checker Board today that starting thfe week avidien WMt pit a half cent stamp on every paper tJaey aead The Peetsnater explained that the ndfeg waemade in Washins torn sad nottat the local postof All papers that do not hare Soldiers possessing muska talent are now afforded an ex cellent 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 Iztn to establish eligibility for attend ance at the whooL Graduates from idtt 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 havebean and if he is not a high school a statement to the effect that he is considered to have the equiva lent thereof is Infantry to march m 6 DivisionArtillery on Separate Battalions and Companiea 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 lateststatistics which reveal per cent of the mwt own withan av erage policy of The Jnsuranee Office assures the men that they may apply for additional insurance at any time threogh 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 daysto announce have been complet ed with a private concern operationof two trailer typeT bussa between the These bases wflfc in additionto the twe involved in the issuing a policy might prevent itsbe iag Lsaoed in should the soldier be leaving the on iSve aid the Campx The botnrtypesv ofcoaches 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 Continuedan page g will with helmetnen 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 sionhe had made on the rookies in his company until he heard of en incident that happened in one otthe classroom quizzes recent A who is a was asked the name of the 99th Divi sional Without the flutter ef the unin formed ymrdbird whipped out the Sergeant at Five Busea leave the Ideal Cafe inCentreville for the The Baton Rooge bus may also be caught at 21st street between 14th and r All baa and train servingr 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 pleted one year of The 371st FieM ArtiUerr leads all other of the Divi on in the purehase of Na tional Service Insurance with sales aaoounting to almost Charles the Battalion inanr said The officer pointed oat that as result of an insur ance campaign under the dir William Pemv Jzw 97 of have more than half of which havs The campaign promoted by Sober started Decem ber 21 and ended a month later onJanuary 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 ernment have service by July are eligible for ap pointment to the Military at West Point Those menwho are ed for appointment will take the entrance examination on To be enlisted men most have reached their nine teenth birthday and not reached their twentysecond birth day July Applica tions for appointment must be made to the immediate Command ing Cigrar Wrappers Spoke Volumes Private Wffliaia Reed of Divis ion Headquarters Company re turned Friday from an emer gency furloughin 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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