Press Citizen Iowa City, Iowa
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Army, Navy Officers At University to Aid in Ceremony
Army and navy officers at the University of Iowa will have leading roles in the induction of 160 young- women into the United States cadet nurae corps here Saturday afternoon, Dr. E. E. Harper, master of ceremonies, has announced.
The university event is one of a series of nation-wide ceremonies to Induct some 96.000 members of this student nurse training- group. The corps was established by congress to help relieve the serious shortage of nurses.
Iowa's ceremony in Old Capitol will include Col. Luke D. Zech, commanding officer of the army units here; Captain John L. Shipley, senior officer of the navy p re-flight school medical department; Col. Douglas McEnery, army medical corps; Chaplain Elmer Elsea of the navy pre-flight school; and Miss Lois Cor-der, director of the school of nursing. A broadcast from Washington, D. C, on the nation-wide induction will be heard at the Iowa ceremony. This will include Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Paul McNutt. Dr. Thomas Parran, surgeon general; and Miss Helen Hayes.
Members of the corps receive uniforms, tuition and books, maintenance, and certain stipends. They must agree to remain active in either civilian or military nursing throughout the war. but are not prohibited from marriage.
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