Lieutenant/Dr Ollie (Stackhouse) Baird visit and description

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g for the to be five train Louis m. N. on at S p. m. 11 p. m.. p. m. time l l the quota and l l BO l l u w s . UrlKlitoi, i l l n « i i \ r l i i n d Mill were week ai- summer. Mrs. Baird, Medical Lieutenant, Lieutenant, Here on Visit. SHE WEARS UNIFORM Attracts Much Attention on the Streets. l.U'iit. Ollic JoiC|ihln« Baird, Hie first woman to bo admitted I n t L'. H. a r m y Iroin Michigan and the first f o u r in tho country to the service, arrived in Decatur at noon today to visit lier daughter, Miss Oliva Prchcott. Lieut. Baird was not welcomed by tho lied Crots canteen workers assembled on tbe station platform nor was slio ottered clgarcts and chewing g u m , but she stepped from Ihfi t r a i n In u n i t o r m of the United States with campaign lint she attracted attention t h a n n train loud of that had J u s t arrived ly Hie \\ bafh. It must be admitted t h a i Mia entitled to t h u attention. She wns not only the first woman In official k h a k i (or m..y be It wae ollv« but she, was distinctly natty and distinguished distinguished in .appearance. She was met at the station by lier daughter and a few friends and will make home w i t h her daughter near Creek where Mlns Prescott has n Barden. 8hi» w i l l stay lcr« for (lays to rest and recupciMte before e u i n g I n t o u c t l \ o scr\lce. ,*AMU AS Ol'TICERS. If Lle.it. Ualrd were Dr. Baird or Mrs. Jafrl, a mero reporter u o u l riot .ni'SUme to K scrlbo her clotliva but as A lieutenant in tho army may venture. As HUB been said she wears the regulation army olive of the same indtci'liil that officers' u n i f o r m s are rnudo and, as possible of the regulation cut. She wore a skirt, of course, and tho buttoned Jacket w i t h tlio m i l collar. Tlie b u t t o n s were of fcllvcr liibte.id ol Hie dull lilonzo of tho U. S. n r i n y The s h o u l wero devoid of Ij.ir or other inslsnU oC rank. A man would h a v e worn the or bllver b u r d e p e n d i n whether lie wan a first or second lieutenant. Hut women a r m y mirgeona ar« yet p e r m i t t e d iiihlRiiln of t h i n g of t h e kind La 10 bo very soon. On lier c o l l u r eho the winged corkscrew of tho army medical service, or as it appears closer inspection to ho winged ser- p e n t s I n t c r L w I n i ' d . 'I Iji-arn a etar ami tho letters, "U K." The cumpalgn lint does not differ lit unv pitrticulnr f r o m the lint of other o f f l r c i s . Tlio Kadi cord w i t h the K'Jl'l aiMriia ly the comniisblonctl officer and tlie h'atlier chin H l i u p inakeM tlie li;il a n uiinecertsary evil, Tho lint I* dented In the crown In q u i t M y l e ami Is worn J.iiinllly. tlltctl t r i f l e to ono iside of tho head. L i e u t . Ilalrd, BO far an orio Uetermini! w l t l i n i i t the K.ir r u r l o f l t y woro lilgh l i l t i n g tan tbhocs, not army any means, nor yet the boots worn by offlcei'R In toim Branches of the service but f e m i n e laco boots. was n e i t h e r puttee, comas nor leather. Tlio enecnibln was m i l i t a r y ttnpeanmcu t h a t ho mistaken. IN ANESTHETICS. Lieut, lialrd haa been practicing Mt. Clements and Detroit, Mich. In preparation for licr army work nho took a special coinne of t r a i n the Muyo hospital, Ilochcster, M i which baa been turned over to the war department for this purpose. special work at Rochester was In anesthetics. She wns one of the flrKt five to be a d m i t t e d for course at KocheBter.

Clipped from The Decatur Daily Review19 Jun 1918, WedPage 11

The Decatur Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois)19 Jun 1918, WedPage 11
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