Iowa State Student Ames, Iowa
ficer Gsve^liifonnation 0^ W omen In War
Explain Opportunities In
Army Antfllpvy Auxiliaries
College women interested in en-| sting in women's auxiliary branches §f the army and navy should remain school until they receive their decrees and then apply for officers' ' tiaining, stated Kathryn McWilliams, "Aird Officer, WAAC, in a talk be-fcae Iowa State women and faculty meinbers in Great Hall, Memorial Uni^n, last night.
Third Officer McWilliams, a graduate of home economics from the University of Minnesota, sketched the daily routine followed by the WAACs at Fort Des Moines and described the basic training received by every inductee in the army auxiliary.
' Military training for women of today, Third Officer McWilliams declared, will prove that they have the same qualities of perseverence and adaptability which characterized their pioneer grandmothers. She reviewed the qualifications necessary for induction into the WAACs and Outlined opportunities for service, " stressing the positions open to women with training in foods and nutrition.
Following the talk os»^he organization of the WAAOCPro\ Gertrude A. Herr, of the ^^thematioj^Depart-
ment, outlined'opportunities in the WAVES for woi|ien| trained in science, mathematics and business.
Both "speakers stqfted that the primary object for the establishment of the organizations is to replace able-bodied men who are now performing duties other than those of actual combat.
All college women may be interested in service with the WAACs, although service with the WAVES is of more interest to women in the Science Division. Members of the WAACs may be assigned to dutj, anywhere in the world, whereas WAVES are not assigned outside of continental United States.
Dean Genevieve Fisher, of the Home Economics Division, introduced the speakers of the evening and opened the meeting to questions from the audience at the close of the address.
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