The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 5, 1966 · Page 2
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Blythevffl* (Ark) Courtor Ntwi • TuMtor. Jtt» I, MM- •Australian tomdi stars have participated In every Davit Cup challenge round since 1938. Atlantic City's famous Boardwalk is 60 feet wide and five miles long. On the Mediterranean Island of Sardinia, sheep and goats outnumber people two to one. The salary of Edmund 1. Randolph, first V. S. ittorMK," general wai fl,9tt a year. — • ..--•• .• •,'••• ; . : •.•'.: ;.., . '••••.. ,-,..;•/< if .il'il ' - :.'•" • •' •'• • :•'•<•>, A''W . " . .". •• ' 'HI! By ELTON FAY About 23,000 women are in the five U.S. armed forces today. They hold the same ranks, iraw the same base pay and of- ien have the same' assignments is the men, but do not go into :ombat arms operations. The ratio of women to men in service is lower now than in World War II, but that is due, In part, to the ceilings on strength fixed by the Defense Department. There are about 10,000 in the Women's Army Corps (WAG); 3,500 in the Women in the Navy (WAVES); 1,800 Women Marines; 5,700 in the Air Force (WAF) and about 2SO in the Coast Guard. Expectably, the official answer given as to why women, who are in no danger of being drafted, volunteer is: the d* sire to serve, patriotism. When the women themselves are asked, other reasons appear. A recent survey of WAC enlisted women indicated that 25 per cent joined the army because they believed there were advantages for inividual training in various skills, 24 per cent because Of opportunity for additional formal education, 19 per cent because they could get to travel. The balance included those who gave independence and security as among their reasons.'",- , Some, of the services think the Viet Nam war has influenced women to join up, but other services discount this. Unlike the other four forces, the Coast Guard does not enlist or commission women in the regular establishment at this time. Those on active duty are reservists. ' * * Do women reenlist or even make the service a career? Generally, reenlistments by enlists! women seem to compare favorably with or exceed those 'of men, especially after the first one or two tours of active duty. About getting into service and what you do when there: Although the armed forces draft men without regard to their education, the volunteer system for women has a basic requirement — recruits must be high school graduates or have equivalent education. To enlist, a woman must have reached her 18th birthday and if under 21, have written consent of parents or a guardian. She must not be married nor have dependents. Minimum enlistment for the WACs is two years; three years for the WAVEs WAFs and Women Marines. Although a woman must not be married upon entering a service, she may marry after completing basic training. If s h e marries, she may be released from active duty, on her request, after one year which does not include basic or specialty training. If while still in service during which time she has married, she becomes pregnant she is released from service, auto- WAVE officers learn some navigation pointers during familiarization course at Navy line officer's school. matically. One reason for this s that an enlisted woman, un- ike an enlistd man, may not claim dependency allotment. * * * • In addition to receiving pay equal to that of men in the same grade, women also get the same, retirement benefits, Social Security and medical-hospital care. The promotions in grade operate on the same basis as for men. It Is possible for enlisted women to become officers, but the number is small. As examples, about two per cent of the WAVE officers are former enlisted personnel; less than one per cent for WAFs. The WACs say that 90 per cent of their officers are college graduates commissioned after taking courses in officer training schools. Women may enlist in the WACs and, if they have had two years of college, seek a commission through the oliicer candidate school. More women Marines move up from enlisted ranks: 16 per cent of the present officers are from being assigned to combat in any form, on the land, in combat.planes or aboard military ships other than transports or hospital ships. Others may become office workers in military intelligence or photo interpreting or photo mapping. » * » ' About 8,500 women are in the nurse carps 5f the Army, Navy and Air Force now, but there is need for many more. (The Army has some male nurses, composing about 17 per cent of the present nurse corps strength.) Full - fledged nurses in military service must be registerei professionals, and are given officer rank. This makes recruiting more of a problem than for other categories in the military nurse service, especially since the military must compete with heavy demand for registerei nurses in the civilian field. . However, there are some edu cational programs available for women who make the service a career, leading to .eventual promotion to registered nurs rank. The professional nurses o the military are in addition to WAC, WAVES and WAF en listed personnel w! > are as signed to aid in phases of th medical programs in the Unitei States and overseas. Women nurses of the ser vices, especially those in th Army service, live and work in combat areas — in tents, quon set huts or temporary buildings, often within the sound of battle However, service women are at such places as Bien Hoa and former enlisted women. Women are barred by law assigned overseas, usually to big U.S. bases or headquarter in such places as Europe, Japan, Okinawa, Hawaii, the Caribbean area. Except for certain provisions in choice under the WAG program, enlisted women in the services get no guaranty of specialist training for an assignment of their own choice. During basic training, assignment for speciality training is made, using as a guide aptitude tests, civilian background, educational abilities and smiliar factors. • The greater portion of women are in what is labeled as "administrative" assignments — clerical work, typing, record- keeping. Many are in communications, including not only radio but radar and traffic control towers at air bases. Some work as medical or dental tech nicians, assigned to hospitals. An Khe. Although field hospitals are in actual combat areas where Viet Cong raids occur, women nurses do not go out with operational units in moves against the enemy* >•*•••••••«•»••••••••••••••••> * * * * * * ******** * * * TO "G. I. GUIDE" BlytheYille, Ark., Courier News BOX 407, TEAHECK, H. J. 07666 (Each Booklet $1) Enclosed is $ Send me — "G.I. Guides" NAME ADDRESS CITY & STATE (Type or print plainly. Make checks payable to The Associated Press) NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas for a permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as: 508 Chickasawba, Blytheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he is a citizen of Arkansas- of good moral .character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by.the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 1st day of July, 1S66, and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1967. Nancy 0. Tinger Subscribed and sworn to before me this 27 day of June, 1966. 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