Polk County

Lt. Estelle I. Kadis


S.U.I. Women and the WAC

Former students and Alumnae Now Serve Overseas and in Army Bases Throughout This Country

DES MOINES -- Take a cross section of American women - and you have the WAC. Take a cross section of the higher-education WAC groups, and you have S.U.I. WACs.

They range from captain to private. You find them working for Uncle Sam wearing his uniform in every part of the country. There's one in England; there's another in Africa; there's a third simply "overseas". You'll find them at the air bases driving trucks, tanks, and jeeps at army camps, working in army hospitals, sending out messages by radio, teaching army subjects to army people.

Here is a partial list of them -- Iowa home girls only -- where they are and what they are doing since they switched from S.U.I to G.I.


LIEUT. ESTELLE KADIS of Des Moines, who worked at the Meredith Publishing Co, when she finished at S.U.I. enlisted a year ago and was commissioned a second lieutenant in March. She is now on duty at Seattle, Wash. in the payroll section. She was given a course in army administration at Daytona Beach, Fla. after she completed her basic training.

Source: Iowa City Press Citizen, November 30, 1943

DesMoines in the Services

Lieut. Estelle I. Kadis, daughter of Jacob D. Kadis, 685 Thirtyfourth st., is now assigned to duty at Seattle, Wash.

Source: The DesMoines Tribune, November 24, 1943