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This youthful civilian group muit be oriented and shown In* meaning of a national emergency. she nld. so that they will stand if •crrlce.
Need Top Quality.
Bigger Role Is Seen for n G.Ls
d ■ pirt of i . CoL Geneva F. Mc-
J Washington, D. i C-> declared here I Sunday.
Rather than woman talking [ .-.;■■ !.t replacing Colonel
I thay hava i
p|»e* of theli
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■V>nn mint u to men resJit* It," lha oi added.
Colonel McQuaiters, • n of Northwood and ■ memo* tha second WAC officer eandldata class at Fori Dea Molne*. spoke •t tha closing session of tha Iowa Federation of Bust"*** and Professional Women's board meeting al Hotel Klrkwood. She formerly was national legulstl chairman.
| On Advltory Oommltte*. Recalled to duty Colonel MeQuatter* eeutiva secretary df tha deft advisory commute* on worn* lha service*. Sha works directly with Mn Anna Jtosenberg. assistant defense secretary.
Tha young servicemen accept tha women in service without a thought, Colonel MeQuatters said. "But I ".II unii- amaied at the great ehsng- that his coma aver Ih. hi* her ranking men—they at- eager to work
with women." sh» added.
"Wkw women show they ar* capable of doing a Job. they will be accepted." Sha aald men who don't know anything about women in service are the ones who refuse to accept
Colonel Mctjuatters said lha r*. t cults for the women's service* today present a dlff*rent program from that of the war. Their average aga now !• 19* year*. against 29 during the war. Tha youngest recruits were only eight on Pearl Harbor day and many of them never have seen a woman In uniform.
od as the people you acnd. We
n't build the kind of servlcei
. _* want without top quality. A
caned to . , ftttiM l0 fMl A% u doing!
lelhing of which her family |
Not only must the recruits M ^",,1^4, eM1 be proud." taught army skills, Colonel Mc- ^,^^1 jdcQuatters said 118.-I. Qualler* explain*!, but many m w „, ^^ bv JuiY 1
■murt learn such basic skills a* . nlM ^p^B-and noW
shorthand irnd typewriting. How- ^^ ^ wiy ab0(ll W000 la| uniform. The services are In tha ■ ever, aha added, an administration irmrf ,0,<M( »nd in the nurWag | school plus service experience >nci technicians corps. /
turns out a young woman with ad ~~"^^~~~~ excellent chance for a well-paid secretarial Job.
Women hava been a permanent pan of lh» service* since
expanded, women will form a
leadership norleu.. .The public.
on the other hand, baa not yet j accepted the Idea of a settle*
Colonel McQualtera said vocs itlonal counselors are Just beginning to contact service personnel
for Information about career
are learning how many Jobs ar*
open to women In tha armed
forces. "We need to promote th*
Idea that acmes in on* of the [armed branches Is a natural |c*rcer for women." Colonel MC-'Quattera continued. , Colonel McQuatteri said It w*s
her opinion, backed up somewhat
by the defense department, that : women eligible for the services ' %/> should feel In/responsibility of serving where/they
can. before World War IT vet-
eians or young fathers are called-
Women may marry after they
loin th* service, she said—but ■neither the army or the navy
guarantees a husband. The defense advisory committee
,0f which Colonel McQuattera Is
secretary, la composed of women, educators, personnel director*, doctors snd t*chnic*ne\ who meet with the officers to discuss service problems and make recommendations.
Colonel McQuaiter* commented that Ill-feeling over
unification of th- Nrrkw -l>-
peare lo b* more In th* civil-Ian than In the military mind. ■I find more unified and friendlier thinking la th*
service,," .he snld. 'The!.',
competition, but thai* healthy."
She urged club women to bid farewell lo th* recruits In their community and then to welcome them back as home folks, not as people from a distant world, tha people we
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