Jean Cordele Elliott

Eau Claire WAVES in Yeoman Course at Cedar Falls
Three Eau Claire girls in the WAVES are now in training at the Naval Training School (Yeoman) located on the campus of the Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, IA.  They are Mary Rita Goethel, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Goethel, 603 Second Avenue; Jean Cordele Elliott, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. K. Elliott, 137 Niagara Street; and Jeanne Lois Blakeley, 20, daughter of Mr. J. Blakeley, 205 Fulton Street.

Civilian experiences and “boot training” aptitude tests were the basis for their selection to the specialty school. The yeoman course of study includes shorthand, typing, naval correspondence, records and forms, and current events. The college-slanted course is complete with physical education and pleasant university social functions.


Jean Cordele Elliott, 137 Niagara Street, and Jeanne Lois Blakeley, 205 Fulton Street, Eau Claire, WAVES, have been graduated from the Naval Training School for Women Reservist Yeomen at the Iowa State Teachers College campus, Cedar Falls, Iowa. They have been promoted to the Petty Officer rates of Yeoman Third Class.


Jeanne L. Blakeley, Yeoman Third Class, is now on leave visiting her brother, A. J. Blakeley, 1317 Highland Avenue, this city. Yeoman Blakeley received her boot training at Hunter College in New York City and further basic training at Cedar Falls, IA.

Both Jean Elliott and Jeanne Blakeley were enlisted from Eau Claire during one of the Navy drives. Both these girls went to Hunter College for their boot training and then to service school at Cedar Falls, IA. They have been assigned to duty stations in Washington, DC.

Among all the most pleasant things they found in their Navy experience was the fact that the Navy kept them together, which was their desire and enabled them to serve together in the Navy.


JEAN C. ELLIOTT 
Jean C. Elliott, Yeoman Third Class, is now on leave, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. K. Elliott, 137 Niagara Street, this city, en route to her first assignment at Washington, DC.

Yeoman Elliott received her boot training at Hunter College in New York City and further basic training at Cedar Falls, Iowa, from which school she recently graduated. Yeoman Elliott speaks very enthusiastically of her experiences while in training and, in relating them, stated that she had been privileged to meet people of national prominence and had taken part in special activities which made it possible for her to attend the Metropolitan Opera Company and other entertainments of real importance. She was especially thrilled to take part in a WAVE song presentation at the Metropolitan Opera Company and to meet such people as Lawrence Tibbett and Jan Peerce.

In discussing the WAVES, Yeoman Elliott stated that she benefited in many ways from her basic training and is now looking forward to further developments with anticipation.