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criminal the of of 1, deliberation. jury near at in and officer effected at Henry training class W A G OFFICER IS SPEAKER LIONS 9 MEETING "Do you want to serve your country or don't you?" That's the question that Lt. Murray of the WAC recruiting station at Harrisburg puts up to qualified women who debate whether they should enlist in the Women's Army Corps. Lt. Murray, who was an in speech and dramatics at the University of Minnesota before she donned a uniform, last January, stressed the urgency of the need more WACs to free able-bodied, for field duty in a talk Monday evening at the weekly dinner meeting meeting of the Gettysburg- lions club. "There are 681 types of jobs the Army and the WAC can LT. ALICE MURRAY form 450 of them," lieutenant Murray declared. "They don't let us shoot the Japs and Germans there are literally hundreds of in the Army that women can do-and at the same time release who are eager to get into action away from desk or other routine jobs." Need 600,000 Women Lt. Murray spoke of the general qualifications for members of the WAC--which recently became a of the Army rather than an ary unit as it was first organized-and organized-and declared "the Army needs 600,000 women--and needs them now." She reported that enlistments increasing while WACs who joined earlier are daily replacing men hundreds, of Army posts in this country and abroad. The military post at Tndiantown Gao received its first WAC this week, the speaker reported. Women between the ages of 20 and 50 years may join the WAC they can pass the physical and mental tests and can stand up the thorough character investigations investigations made of each applicant, clubmen heard. The basic training course for women-soldiers omits tactics but includes instruction in military custom custom and courtesy, discipline, against air and chemical attacks and most other routine army instruction. instruction. Depending upon the WAC's previous training, she may go directly to duty on an army or may be assigned to a specialized training unit after the basic course, the speaker said. There are very few civilian (Please Turn to Page 2)

Clipped from The Gettysburg Times24 Aug 1943, TuePage 1

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)24 Aug 1943, TuePage 1
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