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   Checker Board (Newspaper) - February 17, 1943, Hampton Roads, Virginia                                1 CAMP VAN FEBRUARY 1943 6 HOW rrCQVLD BE Soldiers Have Opportunity To Take Free Educational Courses Special Buses To Baton Rouge Was Doing His Duty All Right But las Doing Cooks of Company 393rd still chuckle when they tell the story of the be wildered One 01 the was dis covered co be missing about 10 A search of the yielded The cooks were Taore than annoyed at the man who was AWOL from his pots anft It was not until mesa ser geant from B Company hap pened to mention to an A Com pany cook that he had an extra man on KP that it was discov ered that the soldier had over shot his markwhen he return ed from his errand in the com pany area and had walked into B Company mess hall instead of his The soldier worked an hour and a half for B Company without knowing he was in the wrong WINS MEDAL McCormiek of Company 393rd Infantry presented j Private Wesley McCuteheon with a sharpshooters medal I for bullseye shooting on the range last week Line to Run Trips During Week For Groups of 2S or More manager of the Industrial Transportation announced today that his concern had completed plans for a special express service between Camp Van Dorn and j Baton Rouge for parties of 25 or enlisted men or offi explained tliat many officers wholive in Bat on Rouge were unable to get home during theweek because no sclieduled buses raii when they were1 off Arrangements for special buses for 25 or more people should be made 12hours hi ad Complete f information Falls Out for Hike Without Pants Staff Louis of Headquarters 371st Field had as sumed the personality of the wellknown absent minded Amidst the confusion of is suing orders to his attending to various other du ties preparatory to setting out on a Wealdey forgot the important detail of donning his outer it was a visibly startled assemblage of soldiers who saw their Sergeant emerge irom barracks blissfully unconscious of the fact that he was clad only in his Warrant Officer Pays Dollar For First Salute i Subjects to Be Taught By Four Southwest Junior College Teachers An educational opportunity is being extended to 99th Division and nondivision enlisted j by the Division and Camp Spec ial Service Sections in coopera tion with Southwest Junior Col in which is pro viding four instructors to teach nonmilitary subjects here on the Post twice a Arrangements for the free courses were made by Division Special Service and of the Camp Special Service who met in sev eral CDTiferences with president of Southwest Junior to discuss which courses would be of greatest benefit to Classes in elementary citizen war orientation why we are The regular trip prices prevail for this serviced Wandering Mules Stroll Cut Short on Artillery Range Overcuriosity proved the un doing a mule who waadered a bit coo far out on the range on the 371st Field Artil lery was A shell fragment firedfrom one of the Howitzers scoreda direct hit on the unwary ani mal aa it strolled about onthe forbidden snappy rendered in the approved earned a dollar for a surprised soldier of Division The happy donor of the gift was Mister Milton newly ascended to the rank of Warrant Officer from that of ex act was the fact that the salute was the first accorded Mister a member of the Division Judge Advocate has backed up this bit of benevolence on his part with considerable passing out of cig ars to his wellwishing Staff and his planation of his generous taught in two onehoar ci and Friday from 7 to 9 Military activity will take priority in all cases when school hoars conflict with Men may take as many as two courses and those who plan to improve their educations are urged to make It a point to at tend as many school sessions aa There is a possibility that high school or college credits will be given for the courses but emphasisshould be Continued on Page 3 Checkerboard Sponsors Photo Contest To Select B The Beauty Queen For The 99th Division Newspaper Will Print Picture of Six Prettiest Each The Winner In The March 24th Issue 9 Which soldier of the 99th Di vision firmly believes that he has the most beautiful sweet heart in the world A rare opportunity is now ex tended to this man to prove his at least as far aa the 99th Division is turoagfa the medium of a con teat run under the auspices of THE begin ning at once and ending March The object of this contest is to determine which soldiers or wife shall be crowned Queen of the 93th Di and which three shall be honored aa her Ladieain All that is neceaaary for tbe Mldier to do is to brine or mail a clear studio photograph thelady of his choice to the Contest CHECKERBOARD Special Unite Ree reatkm 13th avenwt at Every four beginning with the issue of next Wednes February the CHECK ERBOARD will run the pictures of the sis girls who have been selected that week for the beau ty of their and charm end personality aa reflected by the In the March 24th issue c2 the CHECKERBOARD will ap pear the pictures of the four girls chosen by tha from the 24 weekly one of whom will carry the of Queen of the 99th and the remaining three the ti tie of her The board of headed by Captain L Divi sion Special Service and Composed of ejeven Division Athletic and Recreational offi is a group of menfully qualified to decide re lating to the allimportant femi nine T The rules under which the contest will be ran art L Only the studio type of photograph will and it must be submitted un No snapshots will be The contest is open only to enlisted of the 99th Di and no more than one entry permissible from any one Pictures most be of sold iers sweethearts or Be sure to PRINT PLAIN LY on the back of each photo fa Soldiers full home company and b Girls full home color of eyes aad EXAMPLE John 395th Mary 4 110 blue brown All photographs will be re The CHECK ERBOARD accepts no respon sibility for damaged or those lost in Send or bring photographs o Contest the CHECK ERBOARD Special Units Recreation avenue at ith beginning will nm for four consecutive No photographs will be accepted for consideration after March Six photographs will be se lected each week by the judges on basis of beauty of per and wholesome These six photographs will appear each week in tha From the Et weekly win four finalists will be chos A winner will be announced in the March 24th issue of the who will be crowned Queen of the 99th Di and the remaining three finalists will be honored as her The judges will be the Di vision Athletic and Recreational headed by Serr and their selections will be considered finaL   

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