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   Checker Board (Newspaper) - December 8, 1943, Hampton Roads, Virginia                                fer 99TH INFANTRY CAMP DECEMBER 1943 2 Division Review This Saturday Afternoon Not all the charmers at Hugos beautiful USO are big Here Rita Jo in charge of the Snack is entertaining three 99th Division soldiers with tall tales of Her interested listeners from left to right are Charles Dink Roger Parker and PFC George all of 393d Infantry Joe Louis to Fly Here Saturday for Show Joe the Brown Bomber of the prize whose lethal packed fists gained him the heavyweight championship of the is coming by plane to Camp Maxey next December Louis and his group of boxers give a performance at in the rodeo space at Area If the weather does not permit the outdoor it will be pre sented in the Field Included in Louis party are such ring notables as 1st George James Ed Walker Smith better known as Sugar Ray George Wilson Jackie Wil and Robert Brown Bombers box ing exhibitions and talks on physi cal fitness have provided enter tainment and education for hun dreds of thousands of soldiers at training centers and hospitals throughout the His Gl Grinders Put on Display First Sergeant Claiborn of Com pany 393d was asked at a formation what would be dis played for the Division His reply CrI He was very much to see a pair of false teeth displayed among one mans equip When he asked the soldier why Tax included his teeth among his TBA he was Theyre GL Theyre not Ihe Government gave them to Paris Turns Out To Greet 99th At Gala Dance Last Wednesday Decem ber was 99th Division Night in Soldiers of the Checkerboard Division were tendered a warm welcome to Camp Maxey by hun dreds of civilians thronged on Pa ris Plaza in a carnivallike scene highlighted by and goodnatured The evenings activities were opened by Judge act ing for Mayor John who officially welcomed the as did Robert Camp Walter Commanding General of the gave a brief and follow ing this William Assistant Commanding and Paul Chief of Staff of the 99th Divi and Thomas Perm Day Next Sunday at USO Pennsylvanians of the 99th In fantry Division will have an op portunity to enjoy el in the way of entertainment this coming December at the 22dStreet USO in This day has been designated as Pennsylvania Day by the and all Keystoners are cordially invited to They are urged to register be fore that These names will be entered in a and the lucky soldier will receive as a prize a longdistance telephone call to his A special program and parties have been planned for this one of the outstanding events be ing the Musical Variety Program to be presented at 5 Jackie Cooper Enters V12 Class SOUTH Jackie former child has enrolled as an apprentice sea man in the Navy V12 school at Notre Lauer Will See Troops Assembled for First Time 395th Soldiers Give To War Fund Enlisted men of the 395th In fantry opened their wallets wide on pay day to give to National War Fund Regimental Headquarters Company led the list of contri butors with a donation of and Service Company was sec ond with The large sum of money given to the National War Fund was the regiments way of saying thanks for the USO and other Part of the money will be used to send packages to American Prisoners of Dallas Lovelies Visit Artillery JNmetytwo soldiers of Division Artillery walked about with their heads in the clouds last The Dallas Servicemens made up of college and business girls of that city under the lead ership of sent 92 of these lovelies to Camp and 92 lucky Artillerymen imme diately became attached as On Sunday morning the girls were conducted by their faithful escorts to the Protestant and Catholic church and fol owing these were entertained in iie 21 battery After being regaled at dinner in the mess the girls were tak en in appropriate fashion by the wagon soldiers for jeepjoy The afternoons entertainment was topped off by a dance on the smooth floor of Service Club Soldiers Will Be Clipped by Buddies The day rooms of some of the inits throughout the 99th Division will soon take on all the aspects f clip speak of Some of these units have put in heir orders for barber which will be placed at the dis posal of qualified soldierclippers or operating on the top foliage f their A percentage of the fees taken n by these tonsorial artists will be urned into their respective com any Marriage Tix Given Gfa INDIANAPOLIS ty Clerk Jack Tilson is giving away free marriage certificates to Commanding General of 9th Third were introduced from the plat After the official ceremonies had been the 99th Di vision Orchestra took over with some of its snappiest and this was the signal for a fine street in which the Maxey Com mand Girls served as partners for the soldiers wearing the Checker board Tell Me More USO Plays Here Tuesday and Wednesday Oliver Mercer has been appointed Athletic and Recreation Officer of Company 393d Infan He is assisted by Frank Touch football and basketball teams have been organized in the Uptotheminute top flight and amazing feats of magic will keynote Tell Me the USOCamp Shows pro duction which will pull into Camp Maxey for five performances next Tuesday and Decem ber 14th and There will be two showings on the 14th at Theatre the first being at and the second at On the 15th a matinee performance will be given at in the Red Cross Building at the Station Hos The Hospital Orchestra will play for these first three On December two shows will be played at and in Theatre at which the 99th Division Or chestra will Of great significance in the minds of the men is the fact that the girls in the cast far outnum ber the and the chorus line guarantees some eyeopening routines for the Following the Six who open the is The Great internationally famous He will be followed by Viola with her inimitable impressions of wellknown sing ing And then there will be Dezzo whose comic antics have convulsed crowds from coast to and Huber and with their dazzling trunk Walter Commanding General of the 99th will see his troops as sembled for the first time this Saturday at 1430 in a review to be held on the Division Parade The event marks the third time the Division has marched in re view since the 99th was Each review has been significant as it has marked the completion of a phase of In the first troops were still learning their foot move The second review was held immediately after basic train Saturday the troops march as field hardened Frederick Commanding General of the Di vision has been desig nated as Troop Lauer will inspect the troops from a vehicle and later will see them march by from the reviewing Troops will be massed into 15 man fronts and vehicles will be massed behind the line of battal Unlettered companies of regiments will be massed to form a special 15 man front Vehicles will pass by the re viewing stands four Officers will wear B uniforms with field hel less gas Raincoats will be carried in field The long or short overcoat may be Enlisted men will also wear their B uniforms carry full field packs less rolls and gas Raincoats will be carried inside All foot troops will march in re view with bayonets fixed at Sling Carbines and BARs will be carried on the right shoulders with muzzles Motor transportation will have windshields and tops Ve hicles will pass in review at 10 miles per hour until they reach a flag beyond the reviewing stand at which point the speed will be increased to 20 miles per The Division Band will take its position on t h e Parade and at 1430 Adjutants Call will be All troops will line up on the 395th base During the inspection of each unit will be brought to At tention when the inspecting party approaches and will be given At Ease when the inspection party has The same procedure will be car ried should the inspecting party pass in the rear of the To Organize Drama Club At Club 1 Soldiers interested in dramatics will find an outlet for their talents as members of a club which is being organized next night at Service Club The purpose of the organization is to give enlisted thespians an op portunity to appear in plays and special Tim group will be directed by Pal mer Martin of X Music Appreciation will be the theme of one 3 to 4 next Sunday afternoon in the Classical records and dis cussion of some composer will be directed by Gene Betz of the 395th Infantry Regiment Army ordnance financed the first heavierthanair machine which the Wright put in to operation at Kitty Hawks in   

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