Woodbury County

Cpl. Betti Gilhaus



Ten Sioux City Women Learn About Army in Waac Centers
Many Hope to See Service Abroad After Training

Studying war maps, military customs and courtesies, protection against air and chemical attacks and other phases of basic training, 10 Sioux City women are learning about army life in Waac training centers.

Corporal Betti Gilhaus, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Gilhaus, 803 Jones Street, is corporal of the guard at the Savery Hotel in Des Moines. She has been studying military tactics and affairs since she was 8 years old and has volunteered for overseas duty.

March was named “Waacruiting month” by Gov. Bourke B. Hickenlooper. The drive will be climaxed here on March 19 and 20, when the Waac recruiting team will visit the city to enlist new members.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 9, 1943