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MR-WACS FOR ARMEDFORCES
Newe«t J ob Assigned to
CiVil Air Patrol
Proceurei lent of Alf-Wacs for the armed fore s is the newest Job assigned to the Civil Air Patrol, explained Lt. Col. Don C. Johnston, Iowa Wing Commander, who spoke at the High School last Thursday afternoon and at the C. A. P. meeting in the evening. He was accompanied by a very attractive sample Of the subject, WAC sergeant Betty Buynak of Des Moines, who explained in detail the important work being done by women in the army and the vital need for many more recruits at once. There are 280 dif-lerent jobs now being handled by women in the armed forces, she said, and WAC recruits may virtually have a choice of any of these Jobs they can handle.
All C. A. P. Squadrons have been authorized to add a new rating to the officers Staff to be known as WAC Procurement Officer. Alta Mae Gintert has been appointed for the Sheldon Squadron.
Compliments Squadron Here
Lt, Col. Johnston complimented the Sheldon Squadron on the quiek work done in getting such a large membership organised here and the rapid headway that has been made in groun dschool and military work. He indicated that the Army has promised considerably more equipment to the Civil Air Patrol for Its training work and that new sets of training manuals and many new army films win soon be issued.
Lt. Col. Johnston particularly recommended that the Squadron here organize its crash crew at once and get the entire Squadron trained in guard duty to be ready for any emergency, as the Civil Air Patrol now is the organization most often called upon by military authorities to handle plane crashes.
Another New Plane
Lts. Schemper and Hollander flew to Cedar Rapids last Friday to get a new plane just purchased by Lt. Schemper. This is a slde-by-side seater Aeronca Chief in fine condition and one of the latest models. Pvt. Leland Storm flew along as pasenger. There are now enough planes hangered at the Sheldon Airport to take care of students, private flyers and passenger on the busiest days.
John DeHoogh of Sheldon, now instructing Kavy flyers at Iowa City, flew here Sunday for a week's tisit before starting his next class. iHe wasVccompanied home by Mrs. be-
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