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Y. AUGUST I0, 1944 PAGE THREE Silver Wings By BYRON McCLUI/E ~lCClure Newspaper Syndicate. WNU Features. to dance?" Captain ~vid Holbrook had been some irresistible force ke ballroom to the uniformed alone at the corner table. eyes appraised him Stood still for a moment :ed into each other's eyes; girl nodded. Gradually they le edge of the floor and 3or opening on a s/hall spoke. Speech was It was enough to be COmplete in each other. broke the silence, "" like . . . that!" tremulously. "Yes, just "'. that. I had never be- COuld happen so suddenly." had I. Gives you a sort feeling inside, doesn't :d. "Just like pulling out grinned. "Exactly ! But yo~ know about pulling young lady?" to a pair of shining ;s pinned to her jacket. Air Corps," she said to conceal the pride David laughed gaily. funny about that?" she I was just laughing that we're in the b ,r~ow that's not true," she anger in her voice, "it's men are all alike! Willing to admit that do things you can . . . and sometimes better[ stupidest, the most !" she paused, search- n~ately ice began to form on the wings and pr(oellcr; his rate of climb decreased rapidly, tie shud- dered as he envisaged the jagged peaks be!ow Then he remembered the other plane. He craned his neck and Feered back, not daring to hope. There it was, doggedly foI- lowing, just a few hundred feet be- hind! Hastily he flipped the trans- mitter switch. "Flight leader to flight! Flight leader, to flight! Can you hear me? Come in, flight!" A familiar feminine" voice came clearly. "Flight to flight leader[ I can hear you. Go ahead, Sir!" David thought he was dreaming again. "Wh-who are you?" Again that cool voice. "I'm L3eu- tenant Winters, Sir. The girl punch- inq a typewriter in ~'~rnc, of~ee. Or dun't you ren',m~! e" "' 'Why didnt yuu t~:!I me you were a Ferry Pilot?" he demanded. "You didn't give me a chance. You probably wouldn't have be- lieved it, anyway. Women aren't supposed to be capable of doing such things, are they?" After a moment of silence David said meekly, "Will you take com- mand of the flight, Lieutenant? My compass is knocked out. I'm com- pletely lost." "Yes, Sir." Crisply she ordered, "let me pass." David marveled at the ease with which she out- maneuvered the storm. In a matter of minutes they emerged into the glorious sunshine. David slowly eased up alongside. As they flew wing tip to wing tip he could almost reach out and touch her. "Lieutenant Winters?" he asked. "Yes, Sir?" "I . . . well, I . . . there's some- thing I'd like to say to you tonight, Lieutenant. Do you think you'd care to listen?" There was no mistaking the emphasis she placed on her answer- ing, "Yes, Sir!" WAC'S ARE NEEDED Finding none, she a stinging slap. The staggering figure of 22000 roughly he grabbed her women needed to serve with the ~Sten you little idot! I get medicaldepartment of the United seeing you women carry- States Army before September 1st, on Your shoulders, daring 1944 --a sl~ortage that grows more SUggest that you aren't critical with each passing moment -- men's jobs. Why does a was revealed to the Civilian Advisory to go to a woman's Committee for recruitment of ,~q]aes, COuld punch that type- by Lieut. Col. Weymouth A. Murrell, office just as well Procurement O~ficer for the United started to answer States Army in Southern California. struggled from his Those 22,000 women are wanted in disappeared in the 22 categories of occupational therapy ~om. . work to become aids in the Surgeon asleep that mght General's department of the United at he was falling States Army. f -'i~. But an angel These 22,000 women are but the i I on silver wings to first gro'ut) to be called in a 60,000 ore he crashed. When shortage of women needed for the at. the airport in the rehabilitation and easement of pain lspatcher approached maimed and afflicted soldiers being e has already been returned to America from foreign Your ferrying mis- battlefields. nt Winters is There are 600 ~Nacs needed in Bush- off whenever you say I'm all set. Let's go." to get into the was at home, where His mind was still ~OUghts of that girl. was he that he into the storm before A blinding streak of nagged across the sky of the nose of his ship! alert, he glanced instrument panel. indicator was shinning bolt had knocl~ed out nell Hospital alone, and every Army hospital in America has simila~r short- ages. The needed 00,000 medical Wacs represent a small portion of available wo:nen for these humanitarian jobs. Because the need is great and be- cause the time is short, Col. Murrell has asked the Civilian Advisory Com- mittee, recently organized by Major General David McCoach, Jr embrac- ing groul)s of the Ninth Service Com- mand to do everything possible to harness womanpower for the-medical department of the WAC, as one phase of recruitment campaign which is being conducted in this area. More information may be obtained from C~aptain Madelyn Miller Jen- nings, Chief, WAC Recruiting, 610 So. Main Street, Los Angeles, Telephone TUcker 7171, Zone 14. Lieut. Mary Eileen Ryan of the 'vVAC Recruiting O'f, fice is the contact officer from WAC recmfiting with the newly formed Advisory Committee. David knew ss to turn back. He as hopelessly lost as that girl! 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