Evening Tribune. 0«i Moinei, to»a
Things I Never Knew 'Til Now Aboqrlvliss America. t
Kingman Ami)' Alt :i*. the fcmmc frfeer "Pufal PnckftV Mama" Muriel Htfobird McCormli Rockefeller's granddaught< in a WkC In the motor' . WACl aren't permitted to carry nny weapons—not even imitation* ... The pals refer to C.I. •hoc*
as "gruesome twosomes"__
The green ribbon WACl KMr over their breast-pocket mean* thai they served honorably in the WAAC and rc-cnlLSled when the corps « was made pail of the regular Army . . . The first thing most WACs look forward to niter the wu i* to be able to sleep on nn Inner-spring mattress . . . The WACa have an answer to the soldieis' chant: "The WACa and WAVES are winning the war. m what Ihe hell are we fighling for?" ... It is; The Army thought Ihey won the war, bul the WACa net* there the day before!"
WACa ate considered preciot
commodities . . . Al most camps when diet dates a WAC lie must sign for het when he takes het out and when he being! back ... The utility bag* the WACa carry known as "portable powder rooms" . . . WACs ate permitted to wear lipstick, but they must wipe it oft before putting or thoit gas and before doing Into the mess hall (so they won't smudge the drinking ciipal . . , Though cvi'iv WAC ii Issued two girdles. regulations do not stale whether she must w.-ir i The only difference between the girls' hat-tacks and the men's is that the WACs hv shades on their windows ito keep Ihe wolves the door!) . . . On ACa dubbed their life preserver* "second fronts."
Ninety per cent of the girl* who Join the WACa want lo so overseas . . . WAC* permitted to he photographed with n Cigarette or a beer bottle ... If an enlisted WAC la married to an Army officer, she must get a written permit from her commanding officer to go out with him . . . The WACa stationed in England have a slang of their Runs in their stockings are "ladders," long underwear are "blackouts" and short undicaT
air ¦ twilights."
Isrreinher Illh nat "Air-WAC I>av," to launrh the Army's drive far nioMB in ihe Air Force . . . For th- flr.l date, women may no,, enlM in the WAC specifically fnr Benin »lth the Air Force., and ulll
be assigned lo the AAF nfter completing
Msic training; . . . Alr-WAC. are eligible for 151 tpeeiallied Job, ln radio, pfaal . raphy, medicine, meclianles. nubile rcls-IIooh. weather, irxtruclfng mid other field* . . . An AnpUbtu Qawu—ndo recent iy sent lit* mother, a WAC, mill sp-nding
¦MM} ud tBdaeid .•» note reading: ¦Wether, Ihfci la my Mtatte to yon ... The more there are of you the sooner we'll be
The Christmas gift WACa over here want most, according to Sgt. Alice Amyx, cdllot of WAC Nova (Ft. Des Moines" "wall paper! la an electric Iron. N»Sl come stockings . , WACa,j*ccive all the benefits that men In the Army get, .'uch a/f i ec mail, "furlough rates" on railroad tickets, and apeclal rates at movie* id theatres ... A WaC is permitted to lie is In the Corps, and she may marry anyone regaidles* of rank or btanch i ... A married woman may Join the WACs If she doesn't have dependents or Children under 1*.
WAC outfit furnished each recruit would cost her J250 in the shops (each girl'* clothes are fitted to her) ... Her leather glove.' a!on- would cost S12 . . . WACs refer date as n "night maneuver" . . . Dark nail polish Is taboo for WACs. They can use nail polish provided it's light and ladylike . . . Their favorite place for hiding gew-gawa and knick-knacks la under their halA of all places!
The last wac ecami Rhmred Hint the hugoM percentage M the gin- were SI
years ..Id . . . (.en. a««nja C Mar-hall* niece and (jen. Dnugla* MacArlhiir'- con-lii
¦re w v<. . . . s;t. AMn c. York'* mere I* n "rgeanl In Ihe WACs. Once, while drilling * group of reendts, iM an beard When I tell ,ou to come to attention. I mean come to altentlon—\M> NO WIOOUST
WACs can't be thrown Into the guardhouse or any other place where men are confined. ilf a girl really needs punishment, they send her lo an Army hospital and keep her there) Lt WyelU Garden. Alr-WAC. was the secretary of the late S. S. Van Dine, the poplar detective story writer.
Tli- WAC* al Algiers live In a convent bhlg. and mn.l be iu.lde at 7 o'clock every
••Mill"; eviepl one nigh! a ttttU when tliey
get a (¦*«• untO II . . . You'll never Me ft WAC walking arm-in-a mi with her hoy friend (because she must keep her i arm free for oalullnc!) . . . Gen. E hower, after reviewing Ihe WAC*. i mrnted; "They a
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