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Army Personnel V Provided 2 Hours Of Music dhH Mirth
Ctolon played Mil last night to Ihv Army Air Forces' big "red. white and blue revue In khaki"— the Alr-WACaravan. The show, sponsored locally by the Junior chamber of commerce. Jammed the liixh school auditorium and kept the capacity crowd entertained (or nearly two hours.
The troupe is on the road for two reasons. First, to entertain and second, lo tell the women of America about the Job the Atr-WACs are doing. Atr-WACS are members of the women* army
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: mj (o (he army air forces lo perform nearly a hundred M>ccialiicd lobs. There are over one DMuand Air-WACl in England alum-. Helping to direct bomber* and planes of all types on missions OVW Uw invasion coast. LI. Robert K. Union, a war hero turned from the south Pacific theater ^f action. atrimd Ibe outstanding work being performed by Dm -omen in uniform He urged all eUtfbM Join up now and help speed the day of victory.
Mostly Entertainment [McniiUag * pew he* were held to I minimum as the spotlight focused on top-flight mUrtaintr* Sparkplug of the show was an af-«ble and witty master of ecremon-es, CpL Stan Greenspan, who kept he performer* moving at a rapid
lip Ha alio lumen id a line joo ¦ ¦f mimicry, altering lalircal impres- ; .Ions of Fred Allen. Jimmy Sttw-trt and Henry Aldrich. Music was the keynote of the, bow and swing fan* got several. -pe-clal treats. First one was Cpl. forty Ziering. a hot trumpeter In r he Jive-James style who blasted, mt two of the master's most popu-ar numbers. Then there was plan-st Cpl. Bobby Stevenson's a boog-e-woogle expert whose stomp ar-angmcncU and his own version of smoke gets In your eyes" had the ludllorium rocking with rhythm Vnd Pfc. Ernie Felice, squcctc-box pecialist. won his share of applause • ith his swingy accordion anange-ncnts. To top it all was the fine 2-piece band under Staff Set. jiorge Peterson, which lent solid .upport to all the acta. Many Laughs Laughs were fjspmil and the buUfof the comedy was supplied by Cpl. Lew Slavin and Pfc/DKkle Cohen, poth appeared «aiA in the evening* \afia skit about/rookies leaxninrJ,* Irlll In this hilarltu* Hi iBlnutts, i^cjfwerc ably assisted by Cpl Jerr* fcring as the tough top-kick and Pfc. Bud Pi ace k as a lanky, dated ftductee. Corporal Slavin took later in the show and s of laughter with his fooling and hi* addling His steady stream oi rapid-fire gags had the crowd holding its sides. It was Pfc. Cohen's itoogc who won the laughs in bis icl "Staff Sgl Willie Gladstone.' is impudent a piece of wood as has tver been glimpsed, delighted the audience with his comments on the illitary life and friendly Insult* directed toward the band and second lieutenants.
The show closed strong with Ihr appearance of Cpl. Alberto Gutierrez Known as the Mexican cabal-leroof song, heotferr,. in-American numbers that put a little spice into the show. In the last song of all. a rhumbs specialty, he was accompanied by the VAC-uban members of the band. Other Performers Among the other featured performers were Pfc. Fred Way an', his darling dancing doll. Tannic* Cpl. Tony Costello, the swoor croon baritone; and CpL White Hen . v the Mniini; bartender with song* of the gay Wi
Lt Elisabeth Berryhlll was at U» lowana hotel from 10 to 3 today. Interviewing interest Creston women and answering the questions ol those who wanted more informa lion about the Air-WACs.
Lt Elisabeth Davidson. Lt. Bar-bara Carmtchael and M. Sgt. Franc »t Sherman of the Des Moines recruiting office will come to Creston Tuesday in the follow-up reeruiting effort. They will be at the couri house all day.
The Alr-WACaravan moved on this morning to Oskaloosa where they will appear tonight. The entertainers were all guests of the chamber of commerce at a dinner
given at the Hotel lowana las! evening. During the dinner houi Bobby Stevenson provided a nlm ble-fingered flow of melody from the hotel piano, explaining that he'd rather play thon eat. He took time out for the main course bul passed up the Ice cream amlcahaji
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