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Checkerboard Newspaper Archive: February 10, 1943 - Page 1

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   Checker Board (Newspaper) - February 10, 1943, Hampton Roads, Virginia                                1 CAMP VAN FEBRUARY 1943 5 Trailer Type Buses Put Into Service 449 Soldiers of the 99th Infan try Division are advised by the Post Office that the new number is now instead of 99 as The men are asked tomake this change when writing their return addresses on their and also to inform the persons with whom they correspond of the new Additional Coaches Enable 1000 Soldiers to Spend Weekend in Baton Rouge Camp Xan Dorns transporta tion problem was eased consid last weekend when the Industrial Transportation Com pany put into service two 76 trailertype buses in addition to its other the man ager of the bus said today that the trailertype together other j made it possible for his concern to carry 1000 Bold iers round trip to Baton Rouge Jast Trailer buses will be used only for express service between Camp Van Dorn and Baton i TC7 1 J since they are too diffii Dig W eeRCnO cult to handle on the short i trips between Centrej Seventy soldiers of the and the infantry two of lux Stuart said that new U1T at firookhaven last schedules have been put when were entertained finum service to the XDountry Two revere special buses Their for the Gives Soldiers are now in A bus leaves Centrevijle at and weekend was Matthew the owner of the Continued on Page 1 Soldiers Father Gives Outfit 221 Volumes men to camp by I Bottling Another coach leaves Baton The were picked np Rouge at and arrives at camp in two chartered buses at Camp Van Dorn in plenty of and driven to Brookhaveri where they became at private Saturday night they were entertained at the Coun try Club and Sunday many played For many men it marked the first time they ever ate fried Headquarters Battery of the The trip was arranged and 870th FA added to its Day J conducted by Peter Eoom pleasures recently when j the regimental Special 221 books and four book cases j Service were presented to the outfit j by Armentrout of 108 Aehwood the father of Private a member of the Division Headquarters re Private Armentrout has told quests all officers and enlisted bis buddies that more books arc men to fill in fox holes at the the The books range completion of the days training Asks Troops to Fill in Fox Holes 324th Medics Lead The Division H from the classics to fine fiction in subject as a safety and health precau Private Loses Fight With Stump And His Taste For Beef Stew Figures presented by the vision Service Office re veal that 77 per cent of the soldiers of the 99th have now subscribed to THE CHECKER with the 824th Medical Battalion leading all other with 99 per cent of its men The percentages in the other sub scribed to THE are as 99th Signal 395th 594th Division 99th Headquarters 393rd 324th Engineers 99th Quartermaster Thosemen who have not yet subscribed to THE CHECKER BOARD are reminded that they will have another opportunity to do so next Sunday Afternoon Canned Cow Takes Back Shell To Fresh Milk The armored cow can milk is now relegated to a back Bhelf in the mess hall since fresh milk was made The announcement that there would be fresh milk on Monday caused almost as much com ment as a second pay day in the same Needless to say the soldiers hit the bottle and hit it hard when they filed into the mess The only who may have been displeased over the announcement that there would be fresh milk were the drivers who had to pick it up at the cold storage plant at Soldiers May Choose Own Study Courses Southwest College Will Base Studies on Soldiers Se Jection of Subjects The 99th Special Service Sec tion announced through Moscovitz that the Southwest Mississippi Junior College at Summit is designing vocational courses to be given at Camp Van Dom at hours that will net interfere with training sched Arrangements are being com jpJeted by president of the and Camp Special Service of as the Checkerboard goes j to Complete detail will I be announce5 in the next issue 1 of this Moscovitz pointed our i that the courses will be design ed according to soldiers and With that thought in mind the officer has drawn up a questionnaire which will fate fpvawi on Page 5 of this to determine wliat business courses will be most beneficial to enlisted Gomes From Family of Patriots Private Wilham of the AntiTank 2nd Battalion Headquarters Com 394th comes from a family of His father was a veteran of the SpanishAmerican and served in World War along with Private Oliver and two other who were killed in After World War Private Oliver served a hitch in the and is now serving his country for the third along with two other one of whom is in Australia and the other in Camp Van Dorn soldiers pur chased money orders to taling during the first week of 395th Private Praised for Savins The thought of beef leaves a peculiar taste in the tnouth of Private Frank Nagor of Company Gy 895th In He was assigned to guard doty one dark night when his company was on Sud denly on his patrol he was con fronted by an obscure which he immediately called sign for the beef The which ap enough was did not He gave forth 4fce sign but stillirof With praiseworthy con rage Private Nagorka charged the ominouslooking met considerable and forcibly thrown to the Remembering his General he Corporal of the and when that man rushed to the scene and investigated the cause of the the mystery of the missing was The was that of a tree stump Iea Soldier Who Fell Under Train by Sororities Baton Rouge mothers and pa tronesses of Louisiana State University sororities are spon soring tea dances every Sunday afternoon for Camp Van Dorn soldiers from 5 to 9 at the Community Club located on Florida The affairs are attended by young ladies from campus or dance ia ed to 360 soldiers who ad mitted by ticket These tickets may be obtained from the Division Special Service of Private Joseph Pancake of the 395th AntiTank Company been commanded by Major General Thompson commanding general of the 99th Infantry for rescuing a soldier who had fallen near a moving train in The commendation follows The Commanding General desires to commend Private Anti Tank 395th In fantry for his clear thinking and quick ac tion on January Private Pancake saw Private Taylor Hamp AntiTank 1st sudden ly become ill and fall par tially under a his head inches from the The train at this time was leaving the Centreville sta tion and had gathered speed to about 20 miles per Private thowgh 15 yards from the scene and not the closest person to Private rushed forward without Continued on Page 2   

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