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‘Smartest Woman' Of Year*
“Smartest woman of the year."
That s what the Air’ Force calls
the “WAF”. And here’s why, says
the Air Force:
“She’s always smartly dressed
In Air Force blue; she’s chosen a
career with a proud organization
that doesn't even consider the sky.
'as a limit; she’s chosen to serve
on the Air Force team, where she
will work side by side with men,
enjoying equal privileges, collect
the same pay, and have the same
opportunity, for training, educa
tion and travel; and, finally, she
has selected a career with ad
venture and travel, a position
where she may continue her educa
tion, and a job in which she can
Just how doest a girl go about
getting in such an organization?
Here’re the qualifications:*
Age: 18 to 34 years. (Applicants
under 21 must have parental .con
Education: You must have a
high school diploma or equivalent.
Ci^tizenship; You must be k
citizen of .the United St-ates
either by^ birth or by naturalifca-
Marriage: You must be single
unless you have had previous
Dependents: You must have no
dependents under 18 years of age.
Health; You' must be able to
meet the high physical standards
set for women in the Air Force.
Mental aptitude: You must pass
the Armed Forces Women's Selec
Period of enlistment: You may
enlist in'the Air Force for 3, 4, or
5nce you’re in what happens?
P'irst. you take nine weeks basic
training at Lackland ^ir Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas. During
this time you are given tests and
interviewed to determine the best
carqer field. Then you’re assigned
to a technical training course
or on-the-job training. More than
30 career fields are open and with
in these career fields there are
more than 450 jobs that WAF may
Training, in most ca.ses, is from
three months to one year. Then
you are assigned to a base.^ which
could be in almost any part of the
globe. And chances are pretty
high that you will see a fair share
of them — either on official duty
orders at Air Force expense or on
a world - wide “space available’’
expedition aboard an Air Force
plane during your 30 days annual
There’s also a retirement plan
of 50 per cent of your highest
base pay with 20 years of active
duty or 75 per cent of your highest
base pay after 30 years of active
There are twice as many auto
mobiles in St. Louis, Mo., as in all
Page 8 See. Di FtI.» April M, 1987
Goldsboro (N.O.,) News-Argus
AF Aid Society Help Totals $2,8 Million^
WASHINGTON — A flood in
California and a variety of person
al and health problems brought
AF' members and dependents $2.8
million worth of help from the Air
Force Aid Society last year. The
group’s annual report shows that
28,694 persons received loans and
The year,' during which AFAS
mad? $2,490,989 ^’orth of loans and
$337,788 worth of grants, was the
second biggest in the society’s 11-
year history; It was toped by only
$15,000 in '1954.
Floods at Beale AFB, Calif., in
late 1955 accounted for nearly $40,-
000 in grants and $4000 in loans
during early 1956. This was the
greatest single emergency in which
the society had a hand.
Size of other loans and grants
have arisen over the years, from
an average of $64 per application
to about $98 per application. As
sistance has ranged from $5 to over
Biggest item, for which members
borrow money is basic mainte
nance. More than half the loans and
grants in 1956 went to this • pur
pose, about 20 percent to health
emergencies, eight percent to cases
involving death in the family, an
other eight percent to emergency
travel expenses and the rest to
THE SOCIETY makes outright
grants, gifts and non-interest Ibans
to AF members and their depend
ents, whether or not they are mem
bers of the AFAS. Plus this, It pro
vides scholarships, under the Gen.
H. J. Arnold Educational Fund, to
dependent children. Last year, 105
scholarships were granted at 'an
average of $449, more than haK
the amount in grants.
Income is largely from the so
ciety’s annual membership drive. •
Last year brought in $956,667 in
gifts to the general fund and
$71,000 to the educational fund.
Some of it (about $155,(K)0) w’as
raised in shows, carnivals and
TV star Arthur Godfrey gave
$100,000 as an individual gift. The
Tenth Annual Armed Forces Foot
ball Game, sponsored.by Chicago
newspapers,, n'etted $137,000.
National Aircraft Show brought in .
another $1000. '
Members of various aircraft com
panies contributed $16,800. Wives
clubs, messes and service clubs
made major donations. Sixteen of
them contributed more than $500
each. To this, the society invest.-
ments added another $3*00,000 to
the general fund and $77,000 to
Aside from small operating ex
penses, most of the money was
paid out in grants or circulated in
loans. A total of 28,694 loans and
grants were made in 1956, mailing
the 11-year total 234 ,-451. Most of
the loans are repaid by allotment.
A few, when circumstances make
repayment impossible, become
for your good health.
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GIBSON’S DRUG STORE
Heading the Air Force unit of
consttruction specialists for Sey
mour Johnson Aii; Force Base is
Lt. Edward C. Shields, commander
of the Installations Squadron.
Shields came herp last October ^
from a tour of duty in Iceland. Un
married, he lives in the base
bachelor officers quarters.
The 24 - year - old officer at
tended the Pennsylvania State
University and the .personnel school
at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
He is a member of the CatholicT'-
Church and belongs to the Catholic
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Shields, reside in Pittsburgh
RICHMOND, Va. (S’) — A baby
specialist here reported that. a
cause of considerable anxiety a^
mong .mothers with faulty hearing
is that they won’t be aw'akened by
baby's crying during the night.
The specialist — a woman— sug
gested a solution and Medical Col
lege Researph Laboratories pro
duced a gadget to waken the deaf
It's an electronic device that
converts the slightest sound from
the baby.’s crib into vibrations
which the’ mother receives from
an instrument under her bed
pillow. A Service Club w h i c I
sponsored the development lends
the device-on request.
EAST LANSING. Mich, m — Dr.
Fred G. Alexander, a Michigan
State 'University speecn profe:
made '& study of one
Michigan l.esiglature to find oul
the influence of debate on legisla
tion. He reported that 783 bills
were presented but the law'makers
debated only one in four hills.
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