Scott County

Marjorie Bettendorf

QUAD-CITY RECRUITS FOR WAVES - Pictures are 22 of 30 girls of this community who will leave Wednesday for Chicago, there to join others of this Ninth naval district who will report at the United States naval training school at Hunter college, New York for their indoctrination course. This group is composed of girls who have enlisted since Jan. 1.

In this photograph, left to right are:
Front row, Harriet Trone, Pat Dixon and Elizabeth Engel, all of Rock Island; Marjorie Bettendorf, Davenport; Virginia Kile, Moline; Helen Pifer, East Moline, and Lorraine Meersman, Moline;

Second row, Ruth Saltzman, Rock Island; Gerladine Kizer, Moline; Mary Kramer, Rosemary Voelker and Laurabelle Butler, all of Rock Ialnd, and Joyce Keith and Jean Derry, both of Davenport;

Back row, Phyllis Petersen, East Moline; Natalie Otto, Rock Island; Jean Hall, Davenport; Lillian Nikischer, Rock Island; Patricia Mathews, Davenport; Betty Sprout, East Moline; Lila Coleman, Moline; and Jeannete Ames, East Moine.

Source: The Daily Times, February 22, 1944 (photograph included)