Morning Regiiter Dei Moinci, Iowa
jAN I i '"-
Iowa Nurses Resent Draft 'Sineline Oat'
low* nuraa do frnl favor federal legi'lattm calling member*
of their prnTessinri l"r rompul. sory MlTicI h*f«rs nil other woman, Mrs. Vivian M. w*ikup. PmHnl of the. low* Slate Norses association, imaerted Wed-
"Wo don't h*tlev* In rtr*«-
lnj> for ourae. »(o«-." ah* «M<it. "If ip,- aefertlv*. —rvir* »rl draft, all n-in.„-». h-ll.v-
Mr*. Walkup aaid Ih* opinion .of th* association Pad been forwarded Wednesday to th* N«-tional NurMnjr Council for War 'Service. Inc.. following * canvass of tha atal* district »**oci*ti.*ns. Contemplated pMU«l lo the Iowa congressional delegation conceminj; [epilation termed "dlsnlmlnKtAry** by soma nursing (roup* waa held up until further instructions from tha
American N'ur.ea a-aociation.
t'rfea "Firework.." "I personally believe we should ahool our firaworfcs when the to draft nur*e« romea up debate In eonKrew." \|r« Walkup declared.
A Ml] hfl. been introduced In :»n«re« by Chairman Andrew J. May <D*m. Ky.) to indiw reentered nurse* Into the armed force*. TM bill would require : iglslratlon of all qualified iraes between It and «3 yea" of ax-.
A representative of the RM
Cross, which has been official recruitment agency fi>r military j m»sea. aaid the minimum >;e in lh« meaaur* would be keeping nuraea on i.-e for fut"r* service., The army accepts nuraea »fiw«n [ Jl and «S and the navy fiom 21 I to <0. Student* In the training;
i school* musi be at least 1» years'
1 of »*e.
Mrs. Walkup aaid: "In my opinion, thia ia 'Bear*- legislation—
. but sometime* it take* that.
| •'! am certain when nuraea appreciate tha critical emergencv
(that the draft will be unneces-
I Meantime. 10 mine* had vol-
unteered for .ervic* *t (he !).¦-, Maine* are* office of the Red ' C«t«. 312 fljnn bnltdlni. and ti'o n.ir... had telephoned
I from Am-.. !«.. for applicant, t- he Nat them.
flv* of ih' applicant* were stu-Idrnt nuraea from Broaotawmi hoi-, pitala who h«va paaaed their atat» [board examination*, competed their traininfi. and will be readv fof asaignment in February.
The other* included a ho.pii.il ¦uperintendent and one of he>r »ii|— rvijori (mm nuUide D*< Moinea and • staff nurse in !>** Moines. Two have husband* id aarTrCe, OM on combat duty with the navy and tha other over**** with the army.
On General Duly.
The two remaining applicant* ai* on general duty in De" Moine*. and one ha* a service
01« us* (on of the propo-ed legLlatlon ha* brought out aom* nunc hitherto "hMInc; out." and aol el»wifl«i by the. procurement and asKlgnmenlf dl'l.lnn of the war mnnpoweaf romml.alnn, Mr*. WalUup —Id.
-We. have h»d acv'ral c*lli from nur*e» wantinK to kno» Ib-ir rlnwifii-ation tho.*e are th.
onee we want to find.1
On' jirt who thoueht ifhe mij>ht b. Hr.ftod railed only 1**1 nljhi to find out her el*a*lficaHon. Ii we '«ul-l rind the** nuraea, w< could meet our quota natiy."
Until Jan. I. 19*5. Iowa h*< mor* than m-t each *ix-montl
quota for the military, aaid Mid Adeline Hendfick*. at.i- *xa<*| live aecretarV for the nuraln;
Council '« war service and r-n
eral "ecretary of the state nurae.
Nineiy-iwo of th* nuraa quoti of 1» for lha July 1 to Dec. Si 19H. period had been aaaijne. Jan. 1, Mlaa Handrtcka aaid.
Ho-wever. th*re wert nuraea al over Iowa with completed paper who were awalttmr aaalinment al that Uma. th* secretary added II lakea abflut three months after graduation for a nurae'a pa-pera and record* to be put In order preparatory to military a.,-
In 1»<3. the Iowa quote for the military waa JM and 50* nuraea were aaaigned. Between Jan. 1 and July 1. i»4t. J53 «-'e ... aVned *c*lnnt a quot*oj^»—-
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