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Checker Board (Newspaper) - March 31, 1943, Hampton Roads, Virginia 1 99TH INFANTRY DIVISION CAMP VAN MARCH 3l7l943 12 USO Club To Be E r e c t e d In Centreville Review Saturday Marks End Of Basic Training Perio Maurice direc tor of USO activities in Centre informed the CHECKER BOARD yesterday that bids are being received for the construc USO Club on the grounds used a carniva up to a few weeks The building will have a danc reading and writing snack bai and shaving While the building unde Byrne wil carry a program in Centre ville and nearby The American Legion Hut in Woodville is being used for USO dances on Saturday Lo cal girls are dancing mu Two USO Shows To Play Here Two USO Red Circuit Shows are scheduled to be presented here on April 27 and May The Red Circuit is the lar gest and best circuit operated by Camp THOMPSON LAWRENCE I can only that my men hate a portionof the faith in me that I have in Are Good Soldiers Already Says Lawrence On Broadcast Thompson Commanding General of 99th Infantry was applauded when he appeared on the 99th Review radio show last Thursday night the S94th Infantry Recreation Building in a questionandan swerrype which was by McComb Natchez and was introduced by Moscovitz and in terviewed by William Gris who helps to write and Continued on Page 3 Troops Are Urged To Use Library v Library 1 has been open ed up in the rear of Building 10 at Five Soldiers are invited and urge to avail themselves of the ful use of the facilities offered by the is assisting Byrn with dances for service men which will be held eitner in the school gymnasium or at Re creation Buildings on the Boxing programs are also being planned and will be held High School gymnasium under the direction of Tom of the Station Hos a well known heavyweight Byrne was assigned to Continued on Page 5 John Division Provost is one of the happiest men in the 99th since his wife presented him with Another Free Show Coming To Camp Van Dorn On April 8 According to tentative ar rangements completed Monday night between the Division Spec ial Service Officer and Stan Bardwell of Baton The Lions Club of that city will sponsor two free shows on Thursday April The Variety Show features 55 people in a twohour period of Thefirst show starts at will be run at the Recrea Building for Troops located at the corner of 13th and 4th The second show will com mence at and will be given in the 395th Infantry Recreation Building on 13th The talent for the show has been molded together from the outstanding performers at Hard ing and from the towns people of Baton and from the girls at The entertainment is said to be of a highclass and all those who attend will Be pleas ed with the clever and comedy Both shows will be shown free of charge to Division and non divisional Moscovitz Is Guest Speaker At Lions Club Division Special Service was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Lions Club held at the Mc Colgan Hotel yesteiday after noon at Speaking on the wide variety of activities sponsored by Spec ial Captain Moscovitz compared the work of the Lions Club in civilian life with that of Special Service in the army with regard to the molding of ideas as a weapon in Captain Moscovitz concluded his talk as follows We want our men to be so trained that when this war is and the day of demobilization is at our Army will return to your communities men who are strong in mind as well as in body strong men who have been developed in such a man ner that they will return to you as better of high character and trained along those lines which will enable them to be imbued with the same spirit which has join ed together the members of the Liions Club for the purpose of preserving Our Nations Safe Service Clubs To Be Finished By June 15th The United States Engineer Department has announced that work has been started on the two Clubs which were destroyed by fire last December and The contract stipulates that wufte i btui oompiotad June After approval has been given to the rebuilt struc tures bythe United States En the buildings will be turned over to the Camp and the Camp Special Service Sec tion for No changes are to be made in the rebuilding of the Each will have a large a and a Red Cross Hopes To Raise For War Fund Lome Red Jross Director in charge of col for the Red Cross War Fund at Camp Van re ports that a total of las been contributed by offi enlisted and civilian workers during the month the drive has been in The Red Cross has set as its goal and expects to have Continued Page 1 Collins Will For mally Present Troops To Lawrence The entire 99th with the Fifth Infantry will march on review next Saturday April at coin ciding with the end of the ba sic trainingperiod and marking the final transition of the men of the 99th from recruits into The review will be held at the Post Parade where Harry As sistant Division who will be acting as Comman der of will formally pre sent the troops to Thompson Division The troops wil march ontT the Parade Ground to the mu sic of the Division un der the direction of the Senior Paul arrival will be as follows Division Troops and separate the 393d In 394th Fifth and the Division Artillery Officers will wear uniform B without with field helmet carried in the equipment and raincoats to be field Enlisted men will wear uni form B with helmet liner and pack less roll and gas raincoats carried inside the and will march with bayonets fixed without scabbards at sling After the troops have form ed and aligned on the Parade Ground and after their presen tation to an in spection will be made of every Each unit will be brought to attention as the inspecting party approaches and given at ease when it has As the re viewing party approaches each battalion the commander will or der eyes The men will execute eyes right and as the reviewing officer comes into Continued on Page 1 Marriage Proposal I Love O 1L But The Army Comes First The Army comes vith That fact was earned when a young 395th In antry officer explained a prob em to a superior The couple was married a ew weeks ago on the officers veekend The next two the new bridegroom very much because he had just been married and had seen his bride only once in four When asked why he did not ask a fellow officer to substi tute for him he I told my fiancee before we were as held in camp on On married that she wouldnt see he third weekend he asked a great deal of me because as permission to leave the much as I love Army The officer explained to his i duty comes I was1 accepted superior that he wanted a leave i on that
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