CIVIL FRONT: Ladies in Green

Six young women in green trousers, green jackets, green overseas caps marched into the White House one morning last week. There they presented the original copy of their Anthem of the Green Guards* to President Roosevelt's military aide, Brigadier General Edwin M. Watson. Unfazed "Pa" Watson accepted with thanks, received a farewell salute, pondered the inscription on the anthem: "To the Commander in Chief of the armies of the United States from the first women troops in the United States."

The Green Guards of America is an organization designed for militant...

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