Osceola, loWa 5 1942
In an automobile-truck crash in Des Moines Sunda^ morning at 12:30 a. m., a 17 year old girl was tilled/ Several other occupants of the auto- ; mobile ana of a tjaxi and 17 WAACs in two army ; trucks sustained injuries.
The two trucks were part of a convoy of eight army trucks taking WAACs back to Ft. Des Moines. The two trucks were side-swiped by the cars going in the opposite direction.
The story of the accident carried in the Des Moines dailies did not say what the WAACs were doing in Des Moines at such an hour. Years ago the writer was a member of a militia company, now called National Guard. In training for a period of two weeks each year at encampment lights j were out at an early hour.
Times have evidently changed. That old theory of early to bed, early to rise makes physical fitness, alert mentality is ancient history. Maybe the late hours these days have something to do with training. If so, our apol
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