Herald Jefferson, Iowa
FOR U.S. WAVES
Woman's Chdf Hears |Talk By Navy AuxiHlry Member
The members o| the i Women's club who met for fa special Tuesday afternoon meeting were given the opportunity to?hear the story of the WAVEs, the women's branch of the United States navy. Miss Ethelbelle Vessey, a resident of St. Paul and at the present time a recruiter in Des Moines, was the speaker.
Miss Vessey, one of the first group to go into the service as a WAVE, enlisted last Sept. 16, received her active duty orders the first week in October, and reported to the training station in Oklahoma last Oct. 8.
Spoke Also for SPARs
By using herself as an example, she explained to the women of the club how a young woman who has the training and fitness to help with the war work may do so by enlisting in a branch of the women's services. She spoke also for the SPARs, women's unit of the coast guard, and of the women's group of the marines, who are also called marines.
Women are accepted as enli
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