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U. S. cadet fnursesl training at Mercy and Jennie Edinundson hospitals gathered] in thelstrand theater Saturday afternoon and officially pledged their service in essential nursing for the duration of the war.
As they repeated the oath, broadcast from Washington, D. C, 96,000 cadet nurses the country over stood at attention, faced the flags of the allied nations and made the same pledge to their
' The oath was the climax and conclusion of an hour's program conducted locally by Gen. M. A. Tinley and sponsored by the Council Bluffs service league.
In an address honoring the cadets, Capt. Katherine Respress, representing the recruiting office of the Seventh Service command ;irmy nurse corps in Omaha, praised them for shouldering the weight of the nation's health responsibility, left to them by the many nurses in military service.
Music for the local program was furnished by Ruth Ehlers Schlott, soloist, accompanied by Gretchen Crawford Evans.
The program broadcast from Constitution hall in Washington, D. C, was conducted by Capt. Burgess Meredith and featured Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Actress Helen Hayes, Bing Crosby, Surgeon General Thomas Jarran and Congresswoman Frances Bolton, who sponsored the bill creat-
ing the cadet nurse corps.
After taking the oath, the uniformed nurses marched to the stage where they sang the cadet
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