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Checkerboard Newspaper Archive: February 24, 1943 - Page 1

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   Checker Board (Newspaper) - February 24, 1943, Hampton Roads, Virginia                                c V t ik 1 Careful What You Pick Soldier CAMP VAN FEBRUARY 1943 500 Soldiers Answer Query On 99th Educational Courses Regiment JMakes On Rifle Range Colonel Lester Commanding of the 394th announced today I that percent of the jment have either qualified AS I marksman or Individual high scorers of the Regiment are Corporal Thomas Edmundson of Company 285 on B Course with the Ml rifle Private Ralph Smith Service 209 on C Course with the Jill rifle Pri CUss Arthur Salyer i of on B Ckmrse vrith the Eriwile JJ Headquarters 175 Msith the ngle Soldiers Favorite Camping Place Is term become a very familiar part of soldiers but to certain civilians it evident ly a puzzling Private Headquarters 371st Field was perplex ed when he received a 4etter from a civilian relative who asked him if the word biv which he had read so frequently in copies of the was the name of a town in Missis W And Bakery In Operation v i Two new facilities operating for the bene fit of the soldiers of the 89th with the opening of the iaundry and the to was in charge construction of thgse both the laundry Hind the oakery are fitted with the most modern equipment iaundry is at present timetaking careof only flat Jjut will very soon do and dry cleaning dor the entire TheJwkerj is prepared 4o furnisti the with all their being loaves of bread at oneieat Sunday Band Concert Commended For lat 393rd Hall Writing 393rd un Two soldiers of the Medical rertion of 393rd Concert Sun Jy iftemoon in Recreation Building starting bv scouts rr The program includes com1 In a test conducted by First singing and specialty Lieutenant Privates Skcts by talented Robert Govington and William pPeter Special were commended for is in charge of arrange1 having turned in the best ess j amples of message Company C its Division March Wanted The Division Special Service through thecooperation of Lieutenant Peter musician Special Service is look ing a spirited march song for the 39th TMvision A committee will songs submitted by soldiers of the the belt one will Major Norman 257 Sign Up For Great Interest Shown Technical Subjects Approximately500 soldiers of the 99th Infantry Division have j expressed a desire to take free educational courses in nonmili tary subjects offered by South west Junior College in cooperation with the Division Special Service i A tally of the questionnaires I circulated throughout the Di vision reveak that 257 men interested in typing 14 in 7 jn elemen tary 85 in 64 in 62 in war geogra 60 in 46 in 60 in and 38 in orientation orwhy we art As the Checkerboard goe to the Division Special Service and presi dent of Southwest Junior Col are meeting to decim which courses should be taught the basis of the Subjects will taught by commanding officer of First four Southwest Junior College Battalionr 894th hasteachers in two onehour classes expressed himself as pleased Tuesday and Friday evening with 7 to 9 in buildings his made on the rifle yet to be designated by the Company B Military activitv w Individual high i Soldiers may take maxi scorers of two There is Private Weidmen of Company8 Possibility that high school or C with 294 made on B Course collePe credits will be given fc and Private Edwards 20S on Cthe courses but emphasis should Course with the Ml Pul on learning rather than i Major Moore was very much The wide interest in Prizes will be awarded for the best lyrics and Contributions should be sent to the Division Special Service 13th avenue and 4th The will be March and Private Rush of Batj that many soldiers at Company stage of their training who made 213 on U ning to aspire for since battalion has very liti Candidate Schools tie training with the 03 r of Divisions Basic Training JRefkcts Bard Work By Officers and Says Wheeler i r The soldiers of the 99th Di have advanced remark since the beginning of their Kraining Although the of training is still far pErom what it will be in time to the advance made so far the hard work of the men and indicates that when we have completed our this will be a well hardhitting These are the words of Lieu tenant Oolonel Wheel plans and training officer of the 99th Between now and March jthe entire Division will com j plete all phases of basic train iing and conditioning of the in Dividual During that j period there will be certain ex ercises by the smaller tactical including the pla and which ieal with mans function and place in the team and pre pare him for the larger unit The thirteenth week of basic far the week of March 29th to April will be a test ing during which the soldiers will be tested by an inspecting group from the IV These tests will cover all phases of the training through which the soldiers have Following the next elev en weeks will be devoted to unit carrying through j various units from the platoon through the regiment and deal Lizard StowAwav Object In SoldiersGun To Taxi Prices Continued on Page CoL 5 lizard doublecrossed Private Augustus Waters Company 895th In during a rifle dem Elwood Strausser was giving a talk on the nomen clature of the weapon and to illustrate his point reach ed for Waters He no more than touched the gun when the lizard struck his head out of the barrel and looked at the officer with a quizzical Waters to this day main tains that he cleaned his rifle when he returned from the bivouac the night before and that the lizard was a The officer is still Several 99th Division soldiers have advised the CHECKER BOARD that taxi drivers are charging outrageous prices for transportation from Centrevilie to nearby Other men have complained that taxi operators drive too fast from Centreville to their Soldiers who have had sad experiences with the taxi racket are urged to contact the CHECKERBOARD which will try to see that lair practices are COAT HANGERS Coat hangers are available at the Division Special Service Of fice for distribution by 99th Division A and R   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