Wednesday, March 17, 1943

Checkerboard

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Checker Board (Newspaper) - March 17, 1943, Hampton Roads, Virginia 99TH INFANTRY DIVISION CAMP VAN MARCH 1943 Lelter to Home Town Newspaper nesting Hangers Brings Deluge PFC Bachner of Spe cial Service Section Dis tributes Clothes Forms Throughout Division PFC of the Di vision Special Service continues to wear a harassed and bewildered expression on his due to the fact that theflow of coat hangers from Pittsburgh is still in full As was related in the Feb ruary 24 issue of the CHECK the deluge of coat hangers that has literally en gulfed PFC Bachner for the past few weeks is due to an article previously written him for this paper and copied j by the Pittsburgh in which he brought out the vital need of the soldiers for I Bachriefs plea appeared in j other Pittsburgh and in I weekly newspapers throughout the Pittsburgh It was aired overseveral of the citys radio and met with a Ar organization of Junior Commandos in the city took up the and is responsible for hundreds of the hangers that Radio Review Is Changed To Thursday Night The 99th the Checkerboard Divisions all soldier review which is gen erally heard on Wednesdays from 1900 to will be broadcast on Thursday from 2000 to 2030 in the 394th Re creation Building starting this It is expected that Station WJBO in Baton wffl be added to WSKB in McComb and in Nat chez if facilities can be in stalled in time for the Thurs day night program other wise the Louisiana station will be on the air the fol lowing Soldiers Favor Old Nickname And Slogan Two weeks ago the CHECK PFC BACHNER total to the 2500 have reached this This i week notification has been rei These coat hangershave been ceived that 500 more hangers are on the bringing the Col Guthrie Requests USO Shows For Post Robert Com manding Officer of Camp Van has requested the Fourth Service Command to schedule USO shows for this Guthrie asked specifical ly for the USOs Red which is best suited to a camp of this It is understood that the Red Circuit offers the best shows produced by Camp Curtains have been ordered for the Post theaters where the shows will be distributed to themen the 99th their Special and the in hundreds uni preserved through theihoughtfulness of certain folksback 799th Ordnance LeacE Division Contribution to Red Cross Fund The American Red Cross tok the yester day that 799th Ordnance units in Camp Van Dorn incontributions to the Red Cross War PracticaDy every in the Ordnance onit has Other leaders on the Post are the Fiscal and Finance Branch at Camp Headquarters which has contributed andPX Camp Educational Project Will Foraish Mimeograph Texts The Division Special Service Section has been informed by Southwest Mississippi Junior College that free nonmilitary that two onehour sessions per course will be taught probably on Monday and Thurs courses for Camp Van Dorn en listed men will be taught from mimeographed Complete arrangements for the Camp Van Dorn educational program will be made within the next few days when Hurst of Southwest College meets with the Division Special Service Present plans are that the will start on April 5 and Instruction is being offered in experimental mathe Eng American history and war Camp is now arranging for the convenient location of class The Special Service Section Continued on Page CoL 4 8T which hascollected The RedCross advised the CHECKERBOARD that a full report will be available for publication in the next issue of the newspaper will show a breakdown of contributions by The funds collected bythl greathumanitarian organiza are to war suffering and to help those who are unable to help themselves as a result of major catastro phes such as and Part of the money collected by the Bad CBMS is in camps to help soldiers in emer The Bed Cross has loaned out to Camp Van Dorn In addition to helping troops on the PesV theHome Service of AmiteWilkinson Counties in Centreville has handled over 400 cases for families of Camp Van Dorn men and men of other ERBOARD asked fofr sugges aitid Free Gala Girl Review Coming To Camp Soon AHAmerican Show Takes Stage Here For Two March 2728 Arrangements have been completed by the Division Spec ial Service Section to bring the AlIAmerican Review to Camp Van Dorn the weekend of March 2728 for three twohour free shows in Recreation Build ings in the 99th Infantry Di vision The first show will be staged on Saturday at 1845 in the Di vision Troops Recreation Build ng on 13th Avenue and 4th Street the second at 2049 on he same evening hi the 393d Recreation Building and the bird on Sunday at 1400 in the 395th Recreation The AllAmerican Review is iponsbred by American Legion Post 114 of New and is composed of 20 tal entedand beautiful girls who nchide among their many novel dajveingv new nicknameand slogan for professional and elec tric the 99th Infantry this query Most replied certified that to soldiers favor Checkerboard as the nickname and Each Move to Victory for The attitude of most men who soundedoff on the matter in their letters waar Why change the nicknameand slogan theyregood and were proud of Others said the slo gan and nickname Thus far the CHECKER BOARD haa not received1 any suggestions that are as effec tive aa those already in The contest for a newslogan and nickname will continue until the 24 issue of this pub lication Alias Mae Muriel Hamilton be came the bride of Alfred Surrey Officer for Division Artillery Headquarters in the Division Artillery Reports from other camps where the AllAmerican Review has presented that the show features many stars of national prominence and that the girls give a professional performance in every Beautiful costumes enhance the clever dance All division and nondivisional troopsmay attend any one of the three showswithout Library Opens This Friday Starting March will be loaned from a li brary which haa been improvis in the Recreation Building at Five Wanted Division March Song For Division Review April 3 The entire 99th Division will march in review April and this serve as a spur to the soldiers to submit their songs to the Division March Song Contest in time to be used in this An inspirational Division March Song will serve as a fit ting background for this j which will mark a major step in the career of our The review will coincide with the end of the basic training a period which has seen the transformation of the men of the 99th from through the recruit and into The winner of the Division March Song Contest will not only have the satisfaction of learing his song played during the but will also be awarded a War do nated by Pon Lippit of the Centreville Branch of the Bat Continued on Page 1

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