Evening Triburvo Dei Molnet, lo-a
OFFICERS VISIT FORT DES MOINES
Two visiting officer" •uil. G-l. and Col. Ovatt Ti
Fort Gleams For Visitors
By Fred Pettid.
Brnas Union.' gleamed md
brown shoes glistened Friday MM Fori Dm Moines played host to both the national civilian WAC advisory commute- and WAC staff directors lor all major irmy commands.
PM <¦«.>.. both WAC calaM
peraonnel mil officer. ,1 (h-
nrmy pin I have been «-niiihln<-then, i-.ii>hi™K «,,Hpm™t .».: ¦ban all—prewlng onlform.-
laita n- >i«, Oca. Stephen 0. Hear/, awl Ha a I chief of -taff.
OVeU (HI,, Hotlhi. dlrrclor of UN WAC*. mil I.I. Cat Anna Unit-, « ,|...,, „i,.,
i- "" temporary dtrt] .n ihfei rouatry after nearly two ItaH »¦ WAC «taff director la the
ii r. J..-IH theater.
Cn.'i.n adviaory committee members from as far east as New fork, ¦-¦! from Ssusalito. Cal. ird >omh from Georgia and I i: ill aaatmblad ^i to- -omtnl army poM lo h-ai discussions of the current recruiting program Tor WAC hospital units. new war department plana and policies nffectinj: the WAO and to consider other que a lion* In regard to WAC unit*.
Civilian I nil.
The civilian group, headed by Mm. Oswald B. Lord. New York. H, T, was appointed by the soc-reUry ot war nearly a year »c° lo aaaiat. through rcrom mends-Uons. in the formulating of plana and policies for the recruitment of women aoldiera. for lha dU< semination of information with
, igard to the WAC* and to eaUb-:lUh long range plana which will [assist th- returning WAC Vttar-
A prelude lo ihr mee||n,.
which vrtll oonilnt* through
Stmtay, wa* held Thursdnv ¦Igtil when WAC officers. *oni« of whom have not been hack to their alma mater alnc*
their Graduation more tban
Iho rear* ago. -setied" a bar-
raek. for a bonteromlnr g-l together.
A scramble was made for beds.
some o/ which had Been Issued
. the officer* when they were re-!
I cniita of the nation* first worn-
A touch of humor was added to tn- include when one peraon a civilian, standing m in- civilian group with suitcases an hv her feet, exclaimed how ok- h was that the army ahouM
' Hieir midst with so
Aa inlroduellon« wer- mad". is- dhrllaa stilt tM wWcim
•aid, "Why. I'm from Auburn. N. V, I (nat enlM-d in the H u • bai I '"''"'' ><"•"* ,hl* wa. th- amy WACa «>er- r--celved at th- learning Hatt—a. U'a nice."
Explanation) were made and the recruit. Helen Touhey. »a» hustled off to th' receiving sta-lion for WAC recruits, where WAC top sergeant -iraiSht on army routine. In>dgnla. WAC officers, who one* all more the shoulder divisional In* i.igne of the army service eom-[mand—a five-pointed »tar and now wear insijiiia of Ihe army air lorcea. army .-eivlce forces and army ground force*, and dl-Ulaional insignia IIMened Friday , morning aa Gov. Robert D. Blue
Intanar Blue ««» follo»-d b> Mayor John .MarVicar of Dm .M..(n"., Colonel Hobby and
Colonel Wllann. Oen-rnl ll-nry apoke ilurlnr. the afternoon.
Colonel Hobby, who la making her firat tour of Fort Dea Moinca since August. 19ts. said the army :po»i has changed greatly since was l»«t heie.
have undergone bombings an-Jj been in areaa where ther-i were uneaploded mines, anipers and! other haiards of war.
WAC major, v-re predominant at the opening aewloa m
Ihe Ihre-iHv m-li"|!. M "-
-ral ll-olenant colonel a. captain, and lieiilenaiil. »ere In the audience.
Included on the Saturday program la a regimental review and parade at 10 a. m. Visiting offi-
Never Stalk-. "Of course. Fori Dea Molnei! la never remained sialic," she I
Colonel Wilson spoke to the assembled group of civilians and jWAC offlctera on "The WAC
"Apprntimalelv aM-atota ¦¦<
all penonnel a| il„- IV \| .-
-r.inR arenas* m iavaa dit-
f-r-nt Ihealer* nf operatloB
from Hawaii. «->lxard. lo
r.-rman>. eailward." -h,. .,iM
¦If ll>- WACa had their cholr-
a Ih- •llualiivn undid he r-vrrvd
and five—Ulh. uould h# o
Colon-t Wilson pointed out that the closest detachment lo the! front lines have been those Ing with the :.lh aimy in Italy hnd Ihe lat tactical air for ' pVrance.
.'ACs hav- lived In tents, hula ¦cks, minsiona. villas, i Jaalery schools, castles, apaitmrnl i houses and holels." Colonel Wilson said. '"Today a WAC may be bathing and doing her laundry In a helmet, tomorrow she may find herself In the ornate bathroom ol\ . former lady or count".-¦ "WAC detachments oversea* must be mobile and self.auffid'nl for they move aa Ihe war pn Kresaca."
Colonel Wilson said that no I WAC has been killed in ov-r-cn. I QtSeraUeiai btf nans Urnea
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