Globe Gazette Mason City, Iowa
OCT 4 1944 __
Recruits for SPARS A.re Being Sought in Mason City Drive
Yeoman Tillie Moore and Yeo-,1 man Mary Wakefield have set up recruiting headquarters lor the SPARS in Damons store where they have a desk ¦' on the street floor.
According to Yeoman Moore, who has been a SPAR for 20 months, "For women, the war has brought wonderful new opportunities. One of the most important, and one of the most interesting and profitable, is offered by the United States Coast Guard SPARS. Uncle Sam doesn't want to take you from necessary war work—or even from a home or a job where you're satisfied.
"But if you'd like a new kind of activity—if you'd like to see new faces and visit new places~-there's a job for you in the SPARS. You'll have 6 weeks training in Palm Beach, Pla., at what was formerly the Palm Beach Biltmore hotel. Here you may learn to become a yeoman, a storekeeper, pharmacist's mate, radioman, photographer, cook or baker. Medical, dental and hospital care are free.. You will have plenty of recreation and time off. Your pay will be equal to that of the men of the fighting Coast Guard.
"Here are the simple qualifications. If you are a woman between 20 and 36, if you have at least 2 years of high school and if you are ol average health, you are eligible for the Coast Guard SPARS. Go to the SPAR recruiting office at Damons street floor between 11 a. m. and 5:30 p. m.
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