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MRS. HELEN M. ATKESON. Fi?-s£ SPAR to Be Sworn in Here.
SPAR Gets First Woman Recruit Here
Helen Mabbott Atkeson, 25, has been sworn into the United States coast guard's women auxiliary, the SPAR.
Mrs. Atkeson is the first to take the oath of allegiance to the SPAR in Des Moines. She is the daughter of Mrs. Alice Mabbott of Wayne, Neb,
Blond and pretty, Mrs, Atkeson is joining the SPAR because she believes "the coast guard is our most vital line of defense."
"In California, where I worked as a dental assistant before returning to the midwest to enlist," she said Monday, "I worked with the interceptor command and I feel that this probably will equip me to be of some special service in the SPAR."
The defense work in California, Mrs. Atkeson, said, was "deadly serious."
"After working eight hours a day, it wasn't fun to devote six hours at night at the command—but it was important, and I was glad t
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