Mary A. Friedeck

Enlists in WAVES
Miss Mary Friedeck, who has been doing secretarial work at the Army Air Base, Hill Field, Ogden, Utah for the past eleven months, has enlisted in the WAVES and was sworn in at the Navy Recruiting Station in Salt Lake City on January 15.  

After her enlistment, she spent four weeks in this city, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Friedeck, 1312 Lyndale Avenue. 

On February 22, she left Eau Claire for Hunter College, New York City, where she will receive her basic training.

Miss Friedeck is a graduate of St. Patrick's High School, Class of 1941, and later specialized in secretarial work at the Eau Claire Vocational School. At the Hill Field Air Base, she took a course in military correspondence and was appointed private secretary to the Chief Technical Inspector in the Office of Supply.

Her brother, John, served for 35 months in the Army as Mess Sergeant in the Infantry. He was later given a medical discharge.

Mary Friedeck, Seaman Second Class, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Friedeck, 1312 Lyndale Avenue, Eau Claire, has completed her basic training and indoctrination course at the Naval Training School, the Bronx, NY and has received orders to report for further instruction at the Yeoman School, Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, IA. She is a graduate of  St. Patrick’s High School and was employed as a stenographer by the Ogden Air Service Command, Hill Field, Ogden, UT before enlisting in the WAVES.

Mary Friedeck, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Friedeck, 1312 Lyndale Avenue, Eau Claire, is a recent enrollee at the Naval Training School (Yeoman) on the campus of Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, IA. Successful completion of the Yeoman Course wins a Petty Officer rating for the feminine Bluejacket.

Mary Friedeck Wins Promotion in WAVES
Promoted to the Petty Officer rate of Yeoman Third Class, Woman Reservist Mary Friedeck, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Friedeck, 1312 Lyndale Avenue, Eau Claire, was graduated recently from the Naval Training School (Yeoman-W) on the Iowa State Teachers College campus, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The graduate was selected for her specialty training on the basis of her "boot training" aptitude tests and past civilian experience. The completed course of study included shorthand, typing, Naval correspondence, records and forms, and current events.

Further experience at her active duty billet within the continental limits of the United States will enable her to win higher advancement.

Eau Claire Girls Serve in WAVES at Washington
Three Eau Claire girls are among the Women Reservists now on duty with the Navy in Washington, DC, releasing a man to fight at sea with the fleet. They are Mary Jane Cary, Mary A. Friedeck, and Berdella Sather. All have the rating of Yeoman Third Class. 

Miss Cary is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Cary, 812 Oxford Avenue. She enlisted in the WAVES on February 11. She is stationed at the Bureau of Aeronautics. She has a brother, Corporal Ralph B. Cary, in the Army. 

Miss Friedeck is the daughter of Mrs. Frank Friedeck, 1312 Lyndale Avenue. She entered the WAVES on January 15 and is stationed at Chief Naval Operations Bureau. 

Miss Sather, daughter of Mrs. Tena O. Sather, 701 1/2 Kendall Street, entered the service on August 25, 1943 and is now stationed at the Bureau of Naval Personnel. She has three brothers in the service, Sergeant Clarence Sather with the Army Air Forces in England, Private First Class Orville with the Army Air Forces in Italy, and Raymond, Seaman First Class, in the Navy on submarine duty.  

All of the girls had their recruit training at Hunter College, New York City and their specialist training at Cedar Falls, Iowa. They live in WAVE quarters in Washington. 

In their liberty hours, they are free to participate in the many activities planned by the recreation officer and other members of ship's company at the quarters or to visit the many places of interest around the capital. Social opportunities for servicewomen range from teas at the famous embassies to dances and entertainment at the various canteens and USO clubs. 

Women Reservists in the capital have proven their value, not only as replacements for men, but as trained naval personnel, doing jobs in their own right. They are fulfilling responsible assignments in every type of naval work under the jurisdiction of the Potomac River Naval Command.