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Checkerboard Newspaper Archive: March 24, 1943 - Page 1

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   Checker Board (Newspaper) - March 24, 1943, Hampton Roads, Virginia                                1 99TH INFANTRY DIVISION CAMP VAN MARCH It CORPS TESTS TO BE GIVEN NEXT WEEK Officers and Enlisted Men Busy Preparing for Fi nal Examinations Now that Division tests have 1 been officers and enlisted men are preparing for final examination which will be given by the XV Corps on all 13 weeks of basic beginning March During the Division tests the three infantry regiments checked squad and while the units were tested by battery on basic ana technical Batterfes were tested tactically as a William As sistant division Plans and Training said that on the basis of The Division well as a Gives Up Pass To Study Manual First William Clark of Headquarters Third 395th Infan thought he had heard the excuses there were until an enlisted jnto the orderly room to ask him to cancel his weekend Surprised at the Clark asked the man his reason for giving up his he said I want to stay and read my soldiers handbook this week llAmerican Girl Revue Here This WeekEn Queen of The 99th Division Education Office Studying School Program president present j Of Southwest Mississippi Junior showed up very i in has advised the Division Special Service Tests were also given on adi Section that the free nonmili sanitation and u i r tt pj j uiiicers iTom Beauregarifc will give their 4ests with the aid of Division The three infantry Tegiments toil be tested ly and and the Di vision Artillery will be tary courses for enlisted men at j Camp Van Dorn is now being Office of EducationMn Washing Tentative plans are to start the courses on April subject to approval of the federal edu cational The study tactically by Tests courses for soldierstudents have include an overnight occupation of and a survey of basic subjects within the limits of the camp Regimental Medical JJetach already approved by the State Vocational Department in Details for the study have been completed by Di vision Special Service Section ments will be tested with the i andv Southwest Junior 824th Medical Battalion in a field problem which will involve an entire medical This will be one of the most advanc ed tests to be given to any out fit in the The S24th Engineers will be required to set up a waterpuri fying system and to construct a bridge strong enough to hold the largest vehicle used by the Di Subjects will be taught from mimeograph texts by teachers supplied by the educational in Instruction be given in experimental mathe American and war Subjects will prob ably be taught in two onehour sessions on Monday j and Thurs day evenings Miss Estelle Eisenberg New York Girl Is Selected Queen of the 99th Division Miss Estelle Eisenberg Judged To Be Most Beautiful In Checkerboards Beauty Contest The basketball game between 393d 394th basketball teams to decide the winner of the Divisionwide will be played next Tuesday night at 2000 in the 393d Rec reation Lawrence To Speak On 99th Review Tomorrow Night At 394th Infantry Hall Division Leader Will Par ticipate in Question and Answer Type Interview Law Commanding General of the 99th Infantry will be the guest of honor on the 99th Review tomorrow when he speaks on the weekly program which will be aired over WSKB in in Natchez and WJBO in Baton The program is significant for two it marks the first time that a high rank ing officer has appeared the allsoldier which is written and produced by en Continued on Page 3 Battle Realism To Be Stressed In Divisions Unit Training Battle realism will be em phasized in the Unit Training program which is scheduled to start at the completion of ba sic April Wil liam the Assistant said He went on to explain that it is the desire of Thompson Lawrence to give the a taste of under fire training during the second por tion of the 99th Infantry Di visions training McGee cited for example an infiltration course where men would crawl on their hands and knees With bullets whizzing 30 inches over their Other devices are under consideration to make the Checkerboard Di vision battle Much time will also be given to bivouac problems when the troops will live in the field for extended During those periods all supply and admin istration will be carried out un der combat Training will also include in struction in loading vehicles on trains for ports of The Queen has been crowned Long live the Miss Estelle Ruth of New York whose pho tograph was submitted by PFC Robert of Company 394th was selected by the judges the bevy of 24 finalists to ascend to the the Queen of the 99th Honored along with the to serve as her Ladies inWaiting are Miss Dorothy of Latta whose photograph was submitted by Joseph Young of Serv ice 393d Infantry Robert of Day whose photo was sub mitted by Robert Tor of Company 324th Engi neers and Miss Jean of whose photo was submitted by Robert Clem pf Company 393d In It took five weeks for the arbitrators to reach their final decision five weeks during which the lovely faces of many sweethearts and wives of sol diers scintillated from their pho tographs to dazzle the eyes of Cast Features 20 Beautiful Girls In Wide Variety Of Novel Acts The All American featuring 20 beautiful and tal ented will be presented free to 99th Infantry Division soldiers this weekend in three on Saturday night and one Sunday The first show will be staged Saturday at 1845 in the Division Troops Recreation Building on 13th Avenue and 4th Street the second at 2045 on the same eve ning in the 393d Recreation Building and the third on Sun day at 1400 in the 395th reation The fastmoving program in I eludes electric and Spanish gui tar popular hula and tap danc I ballet and novelty I William a well known master of ceremonies j will introduce the talented j The AllAmerican Revue is sponsored by the American Le gion Post 114 in New Orleans and has been presented to sev eral Army Camps in Louisiana and Mississippi with great suc The complete program Shirley Guitar Florence Guitar Dorothy Gui Pat Oh Shirley Veau Song of Desert Marion and Tuxedo Yvonne Dauenhauer Why Dont You Fall In Love With Continued on Page 4 Continued on Page 1 Red Cross Has Four Directors in 99th Division Four American Red Cross Pield Directors have per manently assigned to the They are Wilbur sen ior Field Director Norman an Assistant Field Di rector in charge of recreation Lome and James Assistant Field These men will be with Chec kerboard Troops wherever they it be on maneu vers or in distant battle Allen and Weir are temporarily quartered at Di vision Headquarters Camp bell is with the 5th Infantry and Division Artillery and McCallum is with infantry regi   

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