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 - Many Personal At Airwomen's Though an orderly...
Many Personal At Airwomen's Though an orderly tie tneu prevails throughout the Princess Alice barrack of the R.C.A.F. (WJ3.) at 192 Argyle avenue, a visit there yesterday afternoon revealed the enlisted girls are not deprived of many of the personal comforts they enjoyed at home. The occasion was the first "at home" for the W.D. officers In Ottawa, the barracks having opened for the accommodation at 60 airwomen in February last. Pictures of their families and of their boy friends are in their rooms, many of which were bright with flowers. To add a further touch of home, there is even a lond-halred gray cat, who queerly enough sleeps in a chimney, not in use. Airwomen In Residence. Sixty Airwomen who work at Air Force Headquarters occupy the barracks, along with three officers. The -officers are Section Officer A. Schalburg, .of Kingston; Section Officer Audrey Yule, of Toronto, anil Section Officer Anna Dunn, of Fort Erie. Excavation is going forward on adjoining property to erect a large barracks, to house 400 Airwomen. The present barracks will then be turned over to an officers' home. Three meals are served daily, and last evening the Airwomen were sitting down to an attractive meal consisting of a plate of cold ham, potato salad, sliced tomatoes, celery and stuff- Smart Style f k 1 Young ) Extremely U Youthful ff Co young, wtlhon nf thM I bcwlichinc hata. Sc our numerous, (tyloa $355.95 POLLY 'ANN HAT SHOPPE ...... IIS BANK " T . . . k :ilJ, T Mui Comforts Barracks ed prunes. They had apple snow pudding, drop cakes and coffee. The two cooks in the ' bright. electrically equipped kitchen were said by the girls to be "the best in the world". Airwomen who are working at headquarters often drop in for lunch or supper and -that costs them 20 cents a meal. All the crisp new curtains of the barracks were made by the Air Force Officers' Wlwes Association. The Y.M.C.A. is expending $500 for the . furnishing of Lthe two front downstairs rooms. the library and the recreation room. . More privacy is enjoyed by the girls in their sleeping' facilities than they would have In the ordinary barrack block. Some of the rooms are small and lust have one big double decker bunk, but lwvpthers there is room for six glrlM , Don't Frown on Romance. Romance is not frowned on by the officers and the airwomen are allowed to entertain , their friends on Sunday afternoon, keep them for supper and until 10 o'clock that evening. Service boy friends may call on Friday and Saturday evenings. There Is a juke box and a piano for enter tainment. To' make life happier the girls confessed they would like some generous friend to donate a radio and a gramophone, ' and a piano would find a welcome home there. A few more books would make the small library more valuable. Some airwomen were enjoying a not game or ping-pong in the games room in the basement and others were listening to some swing piano music. Others were resting in their roms, and still Others writing letters. There are seven bathrooms in the house, with real baths, not showers, it was pointed out by the officers. Facilities for washing and pressing clothes are in the basement. The girls are healthy and happy looking, due to the orderly lives they lead and to the well balanced meals. There is a small canteen where soft drinks, ice cream and smokes are sold. Airwomen have to be in barracks by 10 o'clock each night and lights out are at 11. On the evening when visitors are welcomed, there is always an officer on duty. i: e - . preferring an a St frew, interesting at 10 John of broke, The with by tawa, Miss and of the and slipper lines fell

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 10 May 1943, Mon,
  3. Page 6

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