Times Republican Marshalltown, Iowa
Many Career ] Women Found In Wac Ranks
"One meets tnany interesting personalities ^n the Women's Army Corps." Sgt. "Tommy" Atkins. Wac recruiter, declared Monday at the Y. W. C. A. "Such a woman as Josephine T. Dyer, for instance, who is the Wac captain in command of a company of the women's army corps at Camp Edwards, Mass."
Wac Recruiter Atkins revealed that before Captain Dyer had answered the call to "Speed Them Back—Join the Wac," she was a noted Broadway stage manager and theatrical lighting expert. MANY OF INTEREST.
"There are many other interesting women in the corps today," said Sergeant Atkins, "every one of them imbued with the resolve 1o do everything possible to bring the fighting Yanks horn? quickly and victorious thiu the individual Wac's efforts to help shorten the war."
Sergeant Atkins disclosed that the provisions of a recent war department directive permit women now enlisting in the Women's Army Corps to make three choices hitherto unavailable to women enlisting in the Wac. "Women enlisting today," said Sergeant Atkins, "c?n choose the one of the 239 army trade classifications for which they believe themselves best fitted; they can choose the army station, within their local service command, at which they prefer to serve first following their basic training; and they may elect to serve either with the army air forces, the army ground forces or the army service forces. CHANCE OF LIFETIME.
"In short, American women today who heed the slogan. 'Woman's Place In War—(he Women's Army Corps.' really have the chance of a lifetime to 'pick and choose' their work, station and assignment in the corps," Sergeant Atkins concluded.
The office hours of the Wac re- , cruiters at the Y. W. C. A. ar* between 11:30 a. m. and 1:30 p. m and 4 p. m. and 7 p. mr'dailv
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