Ida Mae Lucia

Ida Mae Lucia, 21, Apprentice Seaman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Lucia, 209 Washington Street, Eau Claire, has completed her basic training and indoctrination course at the Naval Training School in New York City, and she has received orders to report for further instruction at the Link Instrument Trainerís School, NAS, Atlanta, GA.  Miss Lucia is a graduate of Eau Claire High School and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and was employed by Advertising Creators of Chicago, as an artist, prior to enlisting in the WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services].

New WAVES Have Party in Elks Club
A group of newly-sworn-in WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services] and girls interested in joining the women in navy blue, enjoyed an evening together at the Elks Club WAVE recruiting rooms last evening. 

Surprise of the evening was the administration of the WAVE oath by Ensign Flora Shields to Miss Mary Ellen Gunderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Gunderson, 503 Third Street. Ensign Shields told the new WAVE to take three things  with her into the service: a smile, a sense of humor, and patriotism for her country. 

Miss Ida Mae Lucia, WAVE from Eau Claire who is expecting her orders in the very near future, attended the party. 

An amusing and instructive marionette show was presented by Recruiter Carol Jacobs and Yeoman Edith Rice, with a tiny marionette called Blossom.  The doll was dressed as a WAVE and accented the suggestions of the WAVES with her antics.

Ensign Shields led the girls in the singing of several WAVE songs. That Men May Fight, a relatively new movie about life for women in the Navy, was shown. It pictured WAVES at a shore station, showing the various types of work that they do in order that the sailors may be released to fight.

Refreshments were served during the course of the evening.