Evening Tribune Des Moines, Iowa
PLAN~1NCREASE^ IN WAACS HERE
Seeking Space for 4,006 More.
Col. J. A. Hoag, commandant of the women's army auxiliary corps training center at Fort Des Moines announced Friday . that the complement of the training station here is to be increased from 8,000 to 12,000. %
The increase of 4,000 in the number of WAACs who will be trained in Des Moines is the result of President Roosevelt's recent directive increasing the total eventual strength of the corps from 25,000 to 150,000, Colonel Hoag said.
The 4,000 increase here will mean an increase in both the number of girls trained at the army post and in the number being trained in downtown locations, ColonelHoag said.
The colonel added however ! that no new buildings are ! planned at Fort Des Moines but that certain sanitary facilities will be enlarged and that there will be "some doubling up" at the fort.
"We already have installed some double deck bunks and others will be added," Col
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