Des Moines, Iowa
JUL 16 1942
128 IN OPENING^ TRAINING CLASS
Recruiting I of auxiliaries (privates) of the fwomen's army auxiliary corcp will begin next Monday at all army recruiting stations, the war department announced Wednesday.
Initial enlistments will be chiefly among women with occupational experience and 128 of these women will begin the first basic training course Aug. 17 at Fort Des Moines, Mrs. William P. Hobby, director of the WAAC, at Washington, D. C.
Army recruiting officers at Des Moines said they had received quite a few calls from women anxious to enlist, but as yet they have not received application blanks.
Clerks in the army recruiting office are prepared to send application blanks to 300 women who failed to be selected as WAAC officer candidates, but who indicated they wished to become auxiliaries. At this time the WAAC plans to enlist clerks, cooks, bakers, bookkeepers, steno graphers, switchboard operators and
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