Evening Tribune Des Moines, Iowa
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Mayor Talks To WAACs
Mayor John MacVicar addressed the sixteenth officer candidate class of the women's army auxiliary corps Tuesday morning at Fort Des ^Eoines training center, j The mayor served overseas in the! world war.
"As mayor of the city of Desi Moines and as an interested citi-j zen-, I have watched the growth of j the women's army auxiliary corps! from the day of its inception," he said.
"In behalf of the citizens of Des Moines I wish to congratulate you and tell you that we are very proud of each of you and your organization."
The mayor praised Col. John A.j Hoag, commanding officer, for his| ''absolute loyalty and devotion to| duty."
"Were I Colonel Hoag, I would feel that my place, with my years of experience with combat troops, would be at the front line, but army orders have assigned him to Fort Des Moines as your com-^manding officer. ... You have been trained under a good soldier, and I know you, too, are going to 'be
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