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Checker Board (Newspaper) - April 7, 1943, Hampton Roads, Virginia 1 99TH INFANTRY DIVISION CAMP VAN APRIL 7 1943 13 This Is How You Looked In The Review This is how troops appeared to Thompson the Division Commander Harry Assistant Division and members of the General Staff just before the units reached the renewing A study of the picturewill show you that every soldier was in step and each had his head and eyes straight 394th Officers Hold First Club Dance The 394th Infantry Officers Club held its first regimental dance Saturday evening in the Regimental Recreation Hall with Thompson and Lester the honored The recreation hall was Guests were entertained by Nick an and his troupe Harold the commanding offi cer of the Second Battalion who sang and Paul who led the regimental glee club which introduced the regi ments own Are the MacKenzie presented all the who were married since joining the with The party was arranged by James Frank and William I Cast of 60 in Free Show Coming c To Camp Van Dora On April 13 Arrangements have been com pleted by the Division Special Service Section for a twohour period of entertainment to be enjoyed on Tuesday April with one show starting at Special Troops j 13th Avenue and 4th and a second show starting at in the 394th Infantry Re creation Building on 13th Av The variety show features 60 people brought together by the Lions Club of Faton The talent has been molded from the outstanding performers at Hard ing and from the towns people of Baton and from the girls at The 1 entertainment is said to be of i a highclass and all i those who attend will be pleased j with the clever and comedy offer Division Troops March In Impressive Review Khaki Uniforms In Vogue After April 15th The approach of the sum mer season will be heralded by soldiers of the 99th Di vision on April Beginning on that the cotton uniform is prescribed for all troops in the According to the daily bul letin of April the follow ing modification is in effect Beween April 15 and May individuals may wear the woolen uniform when off Unit Commanders and officers in charge of activi ties may permit the wearing j of the woolen uniform when i Included in the 15 acts of the show are John famous of Harding Field Beef Steak Chorus and the Can Can Ballet Margaret in Streamline Songs Jeffie Jean Blues in the and PFC Charlie internationally famous Both shows will be shown of charge to Division and non divisional Red Cross War Fund Swells to Camp Van Dorn chapter of the Red Cross re ports that it has doubled its War Fund on the Post with collections totaling The original goal was According to Lome Red Cross director in charge of the War Fund the 394th Infantry with and the 395th Infantry with accounted for of the total sum Garland Sullivan directed the drive in the 394th and Her man Moecker was in charge of collections in the Campbell said that units and individuals can still con tribute to the War He added that he expects the quota to be almost tripled by the time all the collections have handed Song Contest Ends Saturday The contest to select a 99th Division march songwill close the Division Special Service Section has The soldier who submits the prizewinning song will be pre sented with a War the gift of Pon Lippitt of the CocaCola Bottling Company in In addition to receiving the the soldier will have the distinction of writing the song that 99th Division soldiers will carry into battle with The song will also be used at cere monies and on the Mothers Day Card For Every Man In 99th Division The Division Special Ser vice Section is making ar rangements to distribute free Mothers Day cards and en velopes to 99th units through company The cards are attractive and it is expected that they will do much to let soldiers mothers know that tfcejr sons in the 99th are thiriKing of On USO dub Highlight of the Ceremony Was Inspection By Lawrence Division Radio School Starts Division Headquarters has an nounced the organization of a Division Radio School which started on Monday and is sche duled to continue until May The intensive courses are being given in the Communications School at 6th and 14th Soldiers attending the school were selected for their intelli gence and their Army Genera Classification scores and their code antitude 395th Chaplain Has Problem Box Chaplain Iveson Noland of the 395th Infantry has institut ed a question box in the en trance of the chapel where sol diers may drop their prob Soldiers are urged to jot down questions or problems and place them in the Each week the questions are assigned to chaplains who personally help soldiers solve their Work has been started on the Centreville USO Club and ac cording to the terms of the contract the structure is to be completed in 60 According to Maurice director of the USO the building will be com plete in every Plans call for a dance hall 60 feet long and 35 feet a shower club snack bar and game While the building is under Byrne is car rying on active programs in nearby Last for he had programs in Woodville and The American Leg ion Hut in Woodville was the scene of a quiz game on Sun day Byrne intro duced a new feature to the game when he announced scores would be kept for the next Continued or Page 3 The 99th Infantry Division climaxed its 13week basic training period with an impres sive ceremony of all its compo nents Saturday morning on the Division Parade Grounds before a large galaxy of interested The highlight of the parade was the inspection made by Thompson Commanding General of the Di who was accompanied by Harry As sistant Division As the two generals approach ed a battalion command ers gave eyes right and sol diers turned their heads to fol low the officers until they were directly in front of Then they maintained the po sition of The three 393d Division anJ the Fifth the When they arrived at the reviewing they pulled out of the review to play at a point directly in front of the highranking officers on iht Then the troops the Division Troops with their separate followed by the 393d the 394th In the 395th the Fifth and the Division The soldiers made a striking picture as they passed the re viewing man in and every head turned tfj the right in deference to Lawrence and members of his The picturesque scene was comfortably enjoyed because the day was clear and The impressive ceremony in effect was the Divisions grad uation ceremony from tary training to unit the portion of the military prep aration in which and regiments to work as a Baseball Films To Be Shown Free To Division Soldiers William Connolly of the 395th Service Company has been promoted to warrant offi The Division Special Service Section has completed arrange ments with the Office of the American League Baseball Club through Lew Fonseca to show four free baseball films to Di vision Troops in Recreation According to a recent these films are scheduled to be sent from Chicago on the fol page spread of pictures of the lowing dates The Ninth Innj Review in this issue are being April 2 Batting Around i printed for distribution among The American League on April i the officers throughout the Di 12 Touching AH April 15 and The First Century of Baseball on April As soon as the films arrive in arrangements will be made to present the Complete details will be publish ed in the next issue of The A limited number of the full I
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