Wednesday, January 19, 1944

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Checker Board (Newspaper) - January 19, 1944, Hampton Roads, Virginia 99TH INFANTRY CAMP JANUARY 1944 8 Indian Cherub Enjoys USO Hospitality Jerry of Company 393d and Miss Helen Assistant Director of the Hugo USO are enjoying a session of play with a little Indian of the Looking very much pleased and contented is little Sharon fourmonthsold daughter of Uriah a fullblooded Seneca and now a member of the 704th Tank Photo by Gladys Brewer Camp Boxing Tournament To Start in Field House 31 Boxers of the 99th Division will be given an opportunity dis their wares and to rate se lection on the team to represent Camp Maxey in the forthcoming Golden Gloves Tournament in Tort Worth when the big Camp Tournament of Champions takes place for four days in the Field from January 31 to Feb ruary Every leatherpushing soldier of Camp Maxey is eligible to com pete in this provided he has an amateur Beautiful trophies be awarded to winners in each weight but this is only part of A team of eight men will be selected from the outstanding performers in this Camp Tourney will carry the colors of Maxey to thebig Golden Gloves Tournament in Fort run ning from February 16 to The best of lacilities will be provided to this team of cham All the best of food and hotel and entertainment will be furn Scores 25 Points Above Expert Score The men of the 99th Reconnais sance Troop boast of the deadeye shooting of their Henry Geft Firing the light machine Gettman hung up the almost unbelievable score of 243 out of a possible being exactly 25 points above an expert score Gettman is no newcomer to the shooting He is the possessor or tne Distinguished Marksmanship Medal for the Springfield won in topflight competition in the Regi r mental and National Matches at Other Roughriders who made expert scores with the light ma chine gun were Charles with 232 John 229 PFC Robert Rem 224 Peter 221 Melvin 220 and Richard Boxing Show Next Sunday The last warmup boxing show before the big Camp Tournament of Champions will take place next Sunday Field House at A complete card of evenly matched bouts is being formed for the Those 99th who have not as yet participated in any of these matches and would like to tune up their punches next Sunday for the Camp Tourney and crack at the Golden Gloves in Fort are urged to contact either Seay at the Field House or Sny der at Agnes Eve Dance To Be At Club 1 Dont be too 1 if some young lovely accosts you one of these days fel arent you the soldier I saw in my dreams the other and then attempts to drag you to the nearest chapel Itll only be an aftermath of the ageold custom of Agnes or the as the story on which young women dream of the names and envision the faces of their future The party at Service Club 1 tomorrow night is in honor of the Feast of the patron saint of young who in this case will hail from and the dance rhythms will be supplied by the Station Hospital The ancient legend of Agnes Eve will be revealing the charms and customs employed which enable young girls to dream of their future see their faces so that they can rec ognize them without Around the Corner USOCamp Show Will Be Here 45 A blueribbon event in enter tainment will occur when the new USOCamp shows Around the visits Camp Maxey on Friday and February 4 and The show is a fastpaced joy with a stellar cast of head line and thrills abound in Around the three of the acts in this stream lined stage frolic enjoying inter national reputation for cleverness and unusual Appearing on this show are such outstanding performers as the three often known as Eddie Cantors Singing Sweet They mix attractive looks and personalities with sweet har offering a unique program of popular For merly thfey have appeared on Ed die Cantors radio and were later with Fred Allen and Jan there is the act billed as Hap Hazard and one of the greatest and most novel and vcomedy acts in show The feats Hap performs while balanced pre cariously on his high perch have to be seen to be All the while he keeps up a rap id fire of nonsensical patter with his attractvie Miss Barbara peppy toe and acrobatic will demon strate her marvelous control dancing and toe including a flipflop into a The famous master of the har Eddie who has been featured on NBC and CBS will render his re pertoire from Bach to boogie including such numbers as Bachs Violin Concerto in A Min Rhapsody in and many current Other acts include Yorke and with hokecomedy at its zaniest Marjorie pianist and musical conductor and Kon radi famous 99th Division Begins Part in War Bond Drive Red Cross To Make Survey of 99th Division Day Rooms A committee of 12 members of the Lamar County Red Cross Mo tor Corps are meeting in the 395th Building at 1400 this afternoon to dis cuss ways and means of making Day Rooms throughout the Divi sion more The committee headed by Margie Lou of the Motor will first meet with Francis Athletic and Recreation Officer of the 395th Infantry and a representative of the Division Special Service Sec and then will make a tour day rooms to determine their Polio Cause To Be Aided By 99th Soldiers Soldiers of the 99th Division are being given an opportunity to contribute to the National Infan tile Paralysis Drive which is being conducted on a voluntary basis in every in the The drive ends James Division Special Service Officer and cus todian of funds collected through out the has appointed a cus todian in every unit to facilitate ihe collection of money for this humanitarian If every man in the Division contributes at least 10 cents to the March of Checker boarders will have contributed more than SI 000 to the fund which is dedicated to helping children restore affected get the best available and to pay forresearch to study where and how the dis ease Fifty per cent of the money collected in Camp will be used to finance the Lamar County organ izations fight against infantile Last year the county provided money and treatment for 19 Money collected through the March of Dimes is used to pur chase special send patients to Warm Geor for treatment finance re search to find a chemical or a serum which will cure or stop the infection and to find ways to lessen the crippling effects of Artillery Mail Clerk Overlooks His Own Letter When a mail clerk misses his own thats Tec 5 William Head quarters 371st Field Ar did just One day last week who is the battalion mail broke down a huge pile of letters in their respective battery Each of the battery clerks came in and received his pile and de At chow time when Dennis re turned to his he was sur prised to find a letter addressed to him lying on his Pap Rankin Keeps Up With Youngsters Nathan Pap 41 year old member of Company i 393d has the re spect of his buddies for the fact that he has completed every march his outfit has His only gripe is that he was drafted in the wrong Minute Men and Band to Appear In Unit Areas The 99th Division has laid the groundwork Jur Its part of the quota which has been set for Camp Maxey in the Fourth War Loan Bond drive which open ed throughout the nation yester day and will extend to February According to James Neid Division War Bond the soldiers of the 99th will be imbued with the War Bond idea through the appearances of a group of Minute Men in their various areas during the These Minute Men will com prise now members of the who have seen actual com bat experiences on the battle some of them having been wounded in Augmented by the music of the 99th Division they will make appearances in the various mess halls and at gatherings of the where they will relate their experiences in the combat zones and tie them in with the necessity for added purchases of War Bonds by the soldiers The quota set lor the Camp is for the issue price of the actual amount ol money taken and not for the face All cash purchases of bonds will count in the and not the regular deductions from the paychecks of the not the import ance of the latter method of pur All the soldiers of the 99th will be urged to buy at least one cash bond during the Applica tion forms will be in the hands of all commanding and will be given to the men upon The men can fill these forms give them to their unit bond offi who will turn them into the Finance and the bonds will be issued to the Application forms will also be available to the men as they pass their pay tables next The national goal in the Fourth War Loan drive is 14 billion dol The men of the 99th are ex pected to do their part in meeting this Actual Combat Principles Told In New Booklet A compilation of United States Army doctrine principles that have been winning in actual com contained in a booklet published by the G3 section for wide distribution in the 99th In fantry The title of the booklet is Find Fix Fight The dis tribution will place numbers of copies in each company for study by In a foreword to the Brigadier General Walter Lau Commanding says It i particularly worthwhile since it condenses in a few crit ical combat which proved their worth in World War I and again during the present They represent the win ning principles as applied by our victorious Divisions Also contained in the booklet is a section entitled 99 Training Lessons From the Tunisian Cam This section sets out these combat lessons in brief entences which are easily Oldest Soldier Hit By Taxi LONG CNS John to be the oldest in the was hospitalized here recently with a broken leg after a taxi hit

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