Writing a Serious Novel Of Patriotism in WAAC
a fcrbok about the women's army auxiliarj
Oscar; Schisgall, New York, N. Y., author of numerous magazine serill stories and novels, is in Des Moines tc begin work' oif corps.
Schisgall w a one of a group of writers that came to Des Moines two months ago to visit the training center at Fort Des Moines. The purpose of the trip was to familiarize t h e writers with the corps so that in their writing they might aid the current drive women.
"After I left Schisgall said, " I got to thinking about the WAACs. And that's why I've come back. "Amazed.'*
"Before I was here, it was my impression they were a lot of girls who had enlisted because $50 a month was a step up, I was amazed and humbled to find the type of girls in the WAAC. There are representatives from state legislatures, professors of literature, and women who had excellent jobs on newspapers.
"I think the reason they have enlisted is just sheer p
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.
This digital image may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. No commercial reproduction or distribution of this file is permitted without written permission of the State Historical Society of Iowa.
1 clipping : b&w ; 18 x 10 cm.
Master image scanned with Ricoh Aficio MP C3000 as a JPEG at 600 ppi.