Des Moines - The first unit of WACS to be recruited in Iowa during the drive which began last month and closed Dec. 7, were sworn in at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the governorís office at the statehouse.
Major Floyd R. Miller, in charge of the Army recruiting in Iowa, administered the oath and Gov. B. B. Hickenlooper presented the unit with a state flag.
The women will be sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., for training.
There are 38 women in the unit.
|Name of WAC ||Residence || ||Name of WAC ||Residence |
|Barr, Frances D. ||Sioux City || ||Bellner, Leora M. ||Dunkerton |
|Conroy, Rose A. ||Des Moines || ||Davidson, Eleanor J. ||Dubuque |
|Davis, Helen M. ||Davenport || ||Dooley, Wanda J. ||Davenport |
|Fountain, Helen R. ||Bloomfield || ||Hammond, Marjorie M. || |
|Hanes, Ruby H. ||Dubuque || ||Harris, Naomi R. ||Des Moines |
|Johnson, Jane L. ||Cedar Rapids || ||Kern, Gladys R. ||Ames |
|MacElmurray, Wanda M. ||Sioux City || ||Maroney, Marian F. ||Cedar Rapids |
|Miller, Irene C. ||Fort Dodge || ||Moore, Carol M. ||Sioux City |
|Murten, Evelyn M. ||Boone || ||Peet, Sylvia T. ||Cedar Rapids |
|Pfantz, Lois ||State Center || ||Rife, Rosie P. ||Stockton |
|Rogers, Vernalda ||Cedar Rapids || ||Ross, Dorothy W. ||Des Moines |
|Schitbort, Dorothy V. ||Fort Dodge || ||Schmitt, Henrietta L. ||Dubuque |
|Smith, Edna A. ||Shenandoah || ||Thompson, Thelma G. ||Des Moines |
|Vit, Lillian A. ||Fort Dodge || ||Wachter, Grace ||Des Moines |
|Wedge, Ruth M. ||Des Moines || || || |
Note: These were the only names listed in the article.
[Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nonpareil, published October 21, 1943; submitted by cd]