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Checker Board (Newspaper) - March 10, 1943, Hampton Roads, Virginia 1 99TH INFANTRY DIVISION CAMP VAN MARCH 1943 9 COMPETITION KEEN FOR BASKETBALL TROPHY Distant Phone Calls Made Easier With New Attended Service Carries Tress of Dog Hair With Him Many of the romantically inclined soldiers of the 99th Division resort to the age sentimental custom of carrying next to their pal pitating hearts a tress of hair from the crowning glory of their favorite Jack of Headquarters 371st Field has a new angle to On his carries a lock of comes as a gift from his dogat That bright spot of nwtal which in the foreground held by Division Special Service and Paul Entertainment ia the inch trophy for which troops are tattliu incne UiVuTionwide basketball Clustered around tne beautiful award from left toright in the front row are James 395th Infantry Robert 99thHeadquarters Company Robinson Peter 393d Infantry and Donald Division who has just been appointed Division Athletic Rear row left to right Lawrence 99th Quartermaster Company Lt Sidney 824th Medical Battalion Richard Reconnaissance Troop Wr 394th Infantiy and William Athletic andRecrea tion Officers not shown here are of the 324th and Malcolm Morris of the 99th Signal West Pointers i Will Listen To Have Highest Praise for SoldiersAcademy Program Women Workers in Post Exclmnge Soldiers make the nicest tomers in the world This is the opinion of three young lady clerks in Post Ex change on 13th avenue between 3rd and 4th My job is one of the most interesting declares Pauline wHb behind the stationery Just meeting the fellows and hearing about the towns from which they come proves an edu cation in And judging from the amount of stationery they she they arent forgetting the folksback in those Cecil who holds forth in the toilet goods de is impressedwith the innate politeness and gentle manly qualities of the soldiers of the 99th She states that they are exceedingly easy to wait never unreasonable in their demands nor impatient for service she is occu pied with other take great pride in the appearance of their she points Shoe polish is just about my largestselling Joinitg in the Continued on Page 3 Carries Gas Mask Drill Too Far Eugene Headquarters 371st Field has learned his gas mask drill in that he car ries his lessons into his dreams with Lipinskys startled buddies discovered him one morning peace fully with his gas mask It was that perhaps a new idee had been born for muffling ot snores and Extra Subscriptions To The Checkerboard Tho 18 West Point officers of the99th Infantry Division be listeningintently to the annual West PointMilitary Academy broadcast from 1800 to 1830 March over the National Broadcasting sys arranged by the Association of commemorates the 141st anniversary of the found ing of the United States Mili tary Academyv The broadcast will includeshort addresses and salutations by the Chief of Staff and several of the Commanding Generals in combat music Page 3 Extend March As a convenience to the offij cars and enliated men of the j 99th Infantry the Di vision Special Service Section will be pleased to mail THE CHECKERBOARD to their relj atives and friends charge for this service will be I for each subscription mail1 All money received will be deposited in the Division Re creation ong Contest The Division Special Service Office has extended the closing date of the Division March Son Contest from March 15 to April 10 in order to grive sol diers a greater opportunity to submit their music and Thewinner of this contest will receive a War Bond Negotiations Are Speeded Five Points Hall Is Equipped With Eight Loange and Library Long distance telephone calls to tte folks back home will be considerably facilitated with the opening of an AttendedTele phone Service today in the Re creation Building near Five Points between the Post Ex change and Chapel The term Attended Public Telephone Service means that attendants will be on duty from 3 to 11 to soldiers place their calls in eight tele phone In addition to this special building will also her a soldiers lounge complete comfortable cur rent magazines and a library to provide pleasant place for sol diers to wait while their calls are being ed public telephone headquar ters to make sT call will not placehis call directly at the Negotiations are being except when attendants ed to get a USO Club in Cenare off but will give an treville in the shortest possible attendant information necessary Maurice a USO has informed the name of the person wanted at the distant and The USO club will be built in the area now being used by the Carnival which has wintered in the Through the efforts of the Army and Mayor Omer Carroll of plans have been rushed to the point where the War Production Board has been given a list of materials needed for a USO According to Cen treville is to have a modern structure which will be adequate to meet the recreation needs of Camp Van Dorn First Sergeant Mig lian of Headquarters Company has exchanged his stripes for warrant officer telephone The attend ant then will place the call through use of special equip When the called party the attendant will des ignate a where the per son placing the call may carry on his conversation in Telephone calls throughout the country have been increas ing constantly in recent Coupled with the rising volume of vital war this brought abous a condition of congestion which the telephone company could and would rem edy by constructing more facil ities if raw materials were not being used to make weapons for the shooting side of the Continued on Page 5 April 5th Is Date Sel For Educational Courses Here Continued on Page 1 Courses in seven nonmilitary subjects are scheduled to be taught Division and nondi visional enlisted men starting Monday April the Division Special Service Section has In commenting on these Thompson General 991U Infantry I consider this proposed educational program an out standing to high which ia an effective war Them is no better way for aa etiluted man to spend his free time than in the furtherance of his education These courses are being brought to Camp Van Dorn sol diers through the cooperation of Southwest Junior College in After careful consideration by both the college and the state vocational it was decided that experimental American History and war would best satisfy soldiers education in Continued on Page 3 3SSZ
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