|Myra E. Betz|
|MISS MYRA E. BETZ
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Miss Myra E. Betz of 460 West Grand Avenue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Betz of Route 3, will report for duty with the WAACs at the Induction Center at Daytona Beach, FL on March 15, where she will take six weeks preliminary training.
Miss Betz, who was graduated from the Eau Claire High School in 1937, has been employed by the Phillips Company prior to her enlistment.
|Myra Betz Finishes Course at WAAC Training Center|
DAYTQNA BEACH, FL—Auxiliary Myra E. Betz of Route 3, Eau Claire, WI was graduated
29 from the Administrative School of the Second WAAC Training Center at the
completion of a six-week course offered to WAACs selected for their business background,
education and aptitude.
The school's purpose is to train WAACs for Army office work in order to relieve men for active service. The course is divided into two main sections: three weeks of explanatory lectures and simple, practical problems and three weeks of Command Post Exercises, commonly known as CPX. During the last three weeks, students maintain all records and administrative detail concerning an organization as it operates in the field. They prepare company records, orders and reports in complete detail.
Besides business training, there is a program daily of close order drill and work with a platoon.
The syllabus lists such diversified subjects as court martial, qualities of notable American leaders, allotments, pay and allowances, safeguarding military information, basic qualifications of leadership, and channels of communication.
WAACs are graduated each week and leave on assignments, but the requests to date from the field have far outnumbered the available personnel.
Women Recruits Choose Training in Army Air Force
It has recently been announced that WACs assigned to the Army Air Forces will get the same technical training as men. Women chosen for the courses will go to Chanute Field, IL or Lowry Field, CO. Women must be recommended by their station commanding officers. This recommendation will be based upon experience, previous training, demonstrated ability, and tests.
Praise from Major Giles
Air WACs from Eau Claire
|AT GULFPORT FIELD
Private Myra E. Betz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Betz, Route 3, is now stationed at Gulfport Field, Mississippi, as a WAC clerk in the Engine Operation Branch. Before entering the service, she was a typist at Ed Phillips and Sons.
|Eau Claire WACs Home on Furlough|
Arlene Lenmark, Private First Class Madlyn Bandoli, and Private First
Class Myra Betz, home on furlough at the same time, relate their
experiences to Lieutenant D. Laurie Grimm at the WAC Recruiting Office,
Union National Bank Building, this city.
Three Eau Claire girls, each doing important and interesting work in various divisions of the Women’s Army Corp, called at the WAC Recruiting Headquarters here, while home on furlough last week. All were very enthusiastic about their work and consider themselves lucky to be in the WAC.
Besides helping to speed the day of victory, they are receiving good training and having many unusual experiences.
Private Lenmark finished Administration School in Alpine, TX and is now Chief Clerk in a clothing warehouse at Camp Carson, CO. She replaces a soldier and a civil service woman. Her husband, Private First Class Jacques Lenmark, is in Australia and her brother, Lieutenant Gerald Krohg, is stationed at Keystone Heights, FL.
Private First Class Bandoli is stationed at Fort McClellan, AL, where she works in Personnel. Her brother, Lieutenant Harold Bandoli, is stationed at Camp Pine Dale, CA.
Private First Class Betz, Air WAC finished Administration School at Daytona Beach and is now working as a stenographer in the Engineer’s Operation Room at Gulfport Field, MS. Her brother, Martin, is taking his boot training at Farragut, ID.
|Private First Class Myra Betz is home from Gulfport, MS, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Betz, Route 3.|